Quick Start Opportunity Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$168
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
St. Louis
Aitkin
Lake
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$168
Other Funds Leveraged
$482
Direct expenses
$650
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of our project is to present a professional-level music and poetry recitation performance during the annual Fine Arts Week at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The concert will provide an opportunity to experience a professional music and poetry performance for our students and residents in the communities we serve, which is an audience and area seeking additional fine arts activities and public performances. Claudia Schmidt's performance will complement the student-level fine arts activities during the week and assist in gaining public recognition of fine arts activities present on our campus. Measurable outcomes: 1. Plan, promote, and present Claudia Schmidt's performance. 2. Host 150 students and community residents attending the concert. 3. Determine audience impact for this concert and gather information for future fine arts activities on campus. Our evaluation plan will be simple yet effective. We will use these methods to correspond with the outcomes listed above: 1. Collect evidence of appropriate event promotion (press releases, posters, community event listings, others), and document the concert event via photography. 2. Count audience members in attendance. 3. Use a paper and pen survey to collect audience member's opinions about this concert, the Fine Arts Week activities on campus, and ideas for future concerts and arts activities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcome 1. Plan, promote, and present Claudia Schmidt's performance: This outcome was fully completed. Promotional materials are included in the attachment sections, and the concert was held as planned and documented with photos that are uploaded with this report. Outcome 2. Host 150 students and community residents attending the concert: Attendance was 120 total, with student and youth attendance was lower than expected. The audience feedback on our survey was overwhelmingly positive and appreciative. Organizers and performer were satisfied with the attendance and participation. Outcome 3. Determine audience impact for this concert and gather information for future fine arts activities on campus. This was fully completed through the use of an audience survey. We received useful information via the 36 returned surveys from audience members. The survey results are included as a separate document in the attachments to this report.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jim Boyd, Lyz Jaakola, Dorothy Leifeste, Les Northrup, Mike Rabideaux, Bonnie Wallace, Vern Zacher
Project Overview
Quick Start Opportunity Grants
Project Details
Concert performance by Claudia Schmidt
Project Manager
First Name
Larry
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Street Address
2101 14th St
City
Cloquet
State
MN
Phone
(218) 879-0800
Email
urbanski@fdltcc.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952