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Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,557
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Grand Marais Arts, Inc. AKA Grand Marais Art Colony
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Beltrami
Carlton
Cook
Dakota
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching
Lake
Marshall
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Wright
Aitkin
Anoka
Beltrami
Carlton
Cook
Dakota
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching
Lake
Marshall
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,557
Other Funds Leveraged
$357,267
Direct expenses
$357,267
Administration costs
$14,827
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.6
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

New audiences will have quality learning experiences through the Grand Marias Art Colony's education programs. Attract 100 new students by conducting marketing plan. Compare previous year enrollment to current year. Conduct post class surveys to determine quality of learning to inform future programs. 2: Artists will report enhanced ability and tools to increase earning potential by participating in Art Colony's expanded artist service programs. Develop two new artist service programs. Conduct surveys to determine quality of experience and enhanced ability to sell work, increase profile visibility, and teach their craft.

Measurable Outcome(s)

New audiences were served (a 17% increase in students, growing from 2,833 in 2016 to 3,313 in 2017) with quality arts learning experiences. GMAC compared 2016 and 2017 student registrations. Students completed written evaluations, 91.5% gave the highest score for if they would use the skills they gained in the future and 95% gave the highest score for the instructor's ability to teach. 2: Sixty three Artists reported enhanced ability and tools to increase earning potential by participating in Art Colony's five new Artist Service programs. GMAC counted artists and conducted written evaluations to measure artists increased confidence in their earning potential post-program (100% reported yes). GMAC also tracked six artists who saw increased earnings directly tied to their training.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Beverly Balos, Sally Berg, Hazel Belvo, Mike Carlson, Howard Hedstrom, Tessa Larson, Mary Maurice, David Morris, Ann Possis, Lynn Speaker, David Quick
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The Grand Marais Art Colony's mission is to nurture creativity on the North Shore of Lake Superior by providing services to artists, promoting art education, and nurturing art in our community through an environment for creative excellence.

Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Demmer
Organization Name
Grand Marais Arts, Inc. AKA Grand Marais Art Colony
Street Address
120 3rd Ave W PO Box 626
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Zip Code
55604-0626
Phone
(218) 387-2737
Email
director@grandmaraisartcolony.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Pearl Bergad: Executive director, Chinese Heritage Foundation; Paul Dice: President, International Friendship Through the Performing Arts; Thomas Dodge: Photographer; former executive director of the Fairmont Opera House; Sonja Jacobsen: Retired office manager, Jacobsen Metal Fabrication; vocal and instrumental music teacher; board member, Mankato Symphony; Tammy Mattonen: CPA and nonprofit financial consultant; Jill Moore: Executive Director of Great River Arts; Sara Olsen: Musician, composer, teacher, playwright, and visual artist; Cassandra Utt: Actor, singer, artistic data analysis; Kristen Wesloh: Director of institutional giving, Minnesota Public Radio; 26 years nonprofit management experience

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes