Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,483
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
North House Folk School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Mahnomen
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Mahnomen
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,483
Other Funds Leveraged
$741,892
Direct expenses
$764,375
Administration costs
$15,156
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Increase regional and national visibility of our unique educational mission. 2. Build/nurture our instructor community. 3. Integrate family-focused programming into all special events. Evaluate course enrollments, number of artist participants, and number of family-focused activities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. In September 2011, National Public Radio's Mountain Stage Radio Show came to be part of Unplugged X. Unplugged welcomed more participants than ever before, and two of the three nights of music were sold out more than one week in advance. Following Unplugged X, many local businesses applauded our efforts and asked us to consider hosting the expanded event again in 2012 (which we are). The two shows recorded by Mountain Stage have each been broadcast twice across the nation. Ticket sales for 2012 are 30% ahead of last year. 2. Two collaborative projects are now underway: an assistant/apprentice instructor plan for growing our base of skilled artisans, and an instructor retreat weekend to be hosted April 2013. 3. All special events and thematic program weekends have included family and/or youth offerings, and our first-ever family weekend was hosted in October, 2011.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lou Pignolet (President), Dave Morris (Vice Preseident), Rita Plourde (Secretary), Paul Aslanian (Treasurer), Mary Anderson, Buck Benson, Jean Cochrane, Al Healy, Rob Ilstrup, Scott Kindrick, Jo Ann Krause, Anne McKinsey, Steve Surbaugh, Martha Williams
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Greg
Last Name
Wright
Organization Name
North House Folk School
Street Address
PO Box 759 500 W Hwy 61
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Zip Code
55604-0759
Phone
(218) 387-9762
Email
gwright@northhouse.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No