Quick Start Opportunity Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$193
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Vermilion Community College
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
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
$557
Direct expenses
$750
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Vermilion Community College will invite author and former Vermilion Community College graduate Daniel J. Rice to Ely, Minnesota, to discuss the process of writing and publication of his new book This Side of a Wilderness. This event will be open to the college's student body and the Ely community. The measurable outcomes are: -The audience members gain an understanding of the writing process. -The audience members gain an understanding of the publishing and marketing process of a book. -To provide an educational opportunity to Vermillion Community College community and surrounding area. The methods to measure our outcomes are: -Through a formal survey with Vermilion Community College students and an informal survey with the community members. -Discuss the event within courses afterwards, i.e. the college composition courses or environmental literature course. -The attendance of the community open presentation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We tracked attendance at each event and conducted an informal survey of some of the audience members that included a discussion of the event afterwards in two college composition courses and an environmental literature course.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Joe Moubry, Meg Heiman, Jeanette Cox, Craig Tikkanen, Shawn Bina
Project Overview
Quick Start Opportunity Grants
Project Details
A Discussion with Daniel J. Rice. Vermilion Community College will bring Minnesotan author Daniel J. Rice to discuss with students and community members the process of writing, publishing, and marketing a book. During this project, we will be utilizing course period time and a community presentation to achieve this goal.
Project Manager
First Name
Joseph
Last Name
Moubry
Organization Name
Vermilion Community College
Street Address
1900 Camp St E
City
Ely
State
MN
Zip Code
55731
Phone
(218) 235-2147
Email
moub6845@mail.vcc.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; 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.