Minnesota's Legacy

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,246
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rainy Lake Community Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2017
End Date
October 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Koochiching
St. Louis
Itasca
Beltrami
Lake of the Woods
Hennepin
Ramsey
Stearns
Roseau
Rice
Becker
Koochiching
St. Louis
Itasca
Beltrami
Lake of the Woods
Hennepin
Ramsey
Stearns
Roseau
Rice
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,246
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,557
Direct expenses
$8,803
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of the program is to provide the opportunity for string musicians of all ages to come together to practice, perform, interact and learn from each other. Group practices will be held on a daily basis throughout the week for a Symphonia (less experienced players alongside professionals) and for the adult performing group. Also, throughout the week, sectionals will be held daily for each string category, e.g. first violin, second violin, viola, and lower strings sections. Sectionals will be led by the guest artists. Individual practice is expected. The week culminates in a concert performance open to the public. Tangible outcomes will be measured by number of participants attending as well size of audience. Area residents and tourists, as audience, will have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance of major string works. Local musicians, after a week of intense rehearsal and mentorship will improve their skills and creative thinking. The project will be evaluated by the number of camp participants, as well as size of the audience at the performance. Comments from the audience will indicate the success of the performance. We project that we will have standing room-only at our final concert at the end of the week. It is anticipated that the musicians will be excited to perform and this special feeling will lead to rejuvenation for the 2017-18 season. The participants and guest artists desire to return to the camp in future years is also a success indicator.

Measurable Outcome(s)

String players were pleased to join other musicians and to play challenging music from 1600-2017. Participants enjoyed a variety of activities on beautiful Rainy Lake and surrounding areas. The audience appreciated this year's music which featured Corelli's Concerto Grosso #8 working through 20th and 21st century compositions up to contemporary of an avant garde nature.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John Faith, Jane Barthell, Gloria Lindstrom, Kelly Langton-Anton
Project Overview

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details

Summer String Program

Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Faith
Organization Name
Rainy Lake Community Orchestra
Street Address
3057 County Rd 20
City
International Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56649
Phone
(281) 286-3281
Email
johnfaith@midco.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Duane Barnhart: watercolor painter, cartoonist; Mary McReynolds: arts administrator at Lyric Center for the Arts; Chris Marcotte: retired social worker, historian, writer; Maria Brown: art instructor and program coordinator at CHOICE, unlimited!; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No