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Quick Start Opportunity Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$193
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
MacRostie Art Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
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
$193
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,007
Direct expenses
$2,200
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MacRostie Art Center will upgrade its sound system to provide more effective sound delivery for artist receptions and community events. Improved sound will make MacRostie Art Center events more accessible to all members of the public. The upgraded sound system will debut at a National Poetry Month community event in April: a poetry reading and open mic event hosted by the local theater group the Uncommon Loons. This event will serve an estimated audience of 50 - 80 people, and our goal is that all attendees will have a positive listening experience. At the event taking place in April, artist and audience feedback will be solicited about the quality of the sound experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The success of the sound system upgrade was evaluated by speaking with attendees at the Porters and Poetry event on April 24, 2015. Eighty people attended this event, and no negative comments related the sound quality were received. The speaking poets and the audience members surveyed responded favorably to the ease of use of the system and the quality of the sound throughout the gallery.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bruce Bartos, Angela Dynkavitch, Charles Driscoll, Kathy Gebhart, Carmen Haugen, Amanda Lamppa, Nicole Lehtinen, Steven Loney, John O'Leary, Aaron Squadroni, Katie Tierney
Project Overview
Quick Start Opportunity Grants
Project Details
MacRostie Art Center Sound System
Project Manager
First Name
Katie
Last Name
Marshall
Organization Name
MacRostie Art Center
Street Address
405 1st Ave NW
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Phone
(218) 326-2697
Email
katie@macrostieartcenter.org
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.