ACHF Arts Access
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.
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.
Other, local or private
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.
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.
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