Minnesota's Legacy

Project Grant - Round 3

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,750
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Saint Cloud State University
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,750
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,660
Direct expenses
$19,410
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The 40th Annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair aims to provide the citizens central Minnesota with a free forum to experience all types of art (through our 250 on-site vendors) with our budget focused on providing live performance art of various types. This includes an annual free-to-the-public outdoor concert by the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous side stages throughout the day featuring local performance artists from various performance media. For the Central Minnesota Arts Board grant, we would like to introduce a new performance art element to the event that would allow spectators to experience new and exciting types of performance art that they would otherwise not have a chance to see and to showcase Minnesota artists and provide artists with an exposure to a wide audience. Our goals include: Providing a live glass-blowing performance to 8,000 spectators on June 27, 2013; enhancing the amount of audience engagement at the event through this interactive demonstration; educating members of the Saint Cloud State University and St Cloud Community about the art of glass blowing and enhancing interest in that type of art.We would measure our effectiveness using a number of methods, including but not limited to counting spectators at the demonstrations and surveying them about their experience using the following questions: Have you ever seen a live glass-blowing demonstration before? If yes, how many times? On a scale of 1 to 5, please rate the following: Uniqueness of this exhibit, Artistic value of this exhibit, Entertainment value of this exhibit, Fit of this exhibit with the flow of the event, After viewing this exhibit, are you more or less likely to purchase hand-made glass items? Why? What comments do you have about this exhibit?

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcome 1: Expose a broad audience to the art of glass blowing. Total attendance at the fair was more than 10,000; of those, approximately 6,000 individuals stopped to watch the glass blowing demonstrations for a short period of time (2 minutes or more). Approximately 1,000 spectators spent at least 30 minutes viewing the glass blowing demonstrations. In our post event-evaluation, 96 percent or respondents reported that they had not seen a live glass-blowing demonstration before. Outcome 2: Enhancing audience engagement. The demonstrations had a full audience throughout the day and the artists explained their processes and encouraged questions and interaction. More than 90 percent of respondents scored the exhibit a 4 or 5 (out of 5) on uniqueness, artistic value, and entertainment. Outcome 3: Educating the community about the art of glass blowing. We did not measure this specific data point in our evaluations, but based on the audience and level of engagement, we are confident that awareness of the art and process of glass blowing was raised among those who attended the event.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ann Anaya, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Duane Benson, Kelly Charpentier-Berg, Alexander Cirillo Jr, John Cowles, Dawn Erlandson, Robert Hoffman, Philip Krinkie, Maleah Otterson, Thomas Renier, Elise Ristau, Louis Sundin, Michael Vekich, Erma Vizenor, Inge Chapin, Patty McCann
Project Overview
Glass Blowing at the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair
Project Details
Saint Cloud State University is hosting the 40th Annual Lemonade Concert and Arts fair on June 27, 2013 and this proposal is to provide some special exhibits to enhance the participant experience, including a live glass-blowing demonstration site throughout the day.
Project Manager
First Name
Jodi
Last Name
Kuznia
Organization Name
Saint Cloud State University
Street Address
720 4th Ave S
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56301-4498
Phone
(320) 308-4932
Email
osp@stcloudstate.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No