Minnesota's Legacy

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rainy Lake Community Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2019
End Date
August 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The first goal of the program is to provide the opportunity for local string musicians of all ages to come together with musicians of all ages and abilities from Canada, USA and other countries to practice, perform, interact and learn from each other. The second goal is for all musicians to come away with a renewed spirit for practicing and performing at all types of events in the coming year. The third goal is to try to increase the number of new outside musicians, both professional, semi-professional and non-professional string musicians of all ages by 5% attending the camp. Tangible outcomes will be measured by number of participants attending size of audience as well. Area residents and tourists, as audience, will have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance of major string works as well as new composers. All members of the orchestra, after a week of intense rehearsal and mentorship, will leave the camp with a rejuvenated spirit. Formal evaluation forms will be distributed to participants, evaluating music, venue, camp events, camper’s participation, and conductors. The audience will also receive an evaluation form to evaluate the choice of music, the venue, length of performance. The participants and guest artists sense of renewed spirit and desire to return to camp in the following year are also measurable outcomes. Informal evaluation will include the number of camp participants, the size of the audience at the performance and spontaneous comments We project that we will have standing room-only at our final concert at the end of the week.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details

Rainy Lake Community Orchestra String Camp.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rainy Lake Community Orchestra
Street Address
3057 County Rd 20
International Falls
Zip Code
(281) 286-3281
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: executive director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, cultural programming coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate; Johnnie Hyde: choreographer and dance teacher, publisher; Rena Hartman: executive director, Mesabi Community Orchestra.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed