Rural and Community Art Project Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,247
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Great River Strings Ensemble
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,247
Other Funds Leveraged
$843
Direct expenses
$4,090
Administration costs
$3,247
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Goal of the Great River String Ensemble is to present its Spring Concerts on April 18, 2015 at the Crosby, High School at 7:00 PM and April 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Aitkin High School. Beginning on February 17, 2015 the players of both groups will be encouraged to attend 9 practice sessions. These sessions will concentrate on: 1. Listening skills (to themselves and others). 2. Bowing Techniques. 3. Style of the composers. 4. Musical signatures / notations etc. 5. Rhythm patterns. We will measure the outcomes by: 1. Attendance. 2. Gate receipts. 3. Donations. 4. Written survey of the concert audiences. 5. Written survey of the Great River String Ensemble and Ripple River Strings players.

Measurable Outcome(s)

There was an increase in attendance, ticket sales and donations. The annual silent auction created more interest as well as giving. There were many comments to the directors and the Great River Strings Board Members present as to the improvement in techniques, sound and quality of the performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Tesdahl, Ruth Lofgren, Luanne Beyreuther, Jean-Paul Zenke, Mary Ann Holder, David Lang, Rachel Johnson
Project Overview
Rural and Community Art Project Grants
Project Details
Great River String Ensemble Spring 2015 Concerts. The Great River String Ensemble will present 2 concerts:April 18, 2015 at the Crosby High School at 7:00 PM, April 19, 2015 at the Aitkin High School at 2:00 PM.
Project Manager
First Name
Lynn
Last Name
Foote
Organization Name
Great River Strings Ensemble
Street Address
23569 435th Ave
City
Aitkin
State
MN
Zip Code
56431
Phone
(218) 839-9454
Email
editorannie@yahoo.com
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
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; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; 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; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.