Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$454
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mary Gillespie
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$454
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$454
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Artists and arts organizations build relationships with members of, or organizations that serve, groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization. Anecdotal responses, contacts made, relationships built, ideas generated.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A specific one is an artist's residency in an empty building on Main Street and some of the ideas about presenting art workshops and classes. I met with Erik Takeshita from the Bush Foundation and he came to visit Granite Falls that following Friday with Ashley Hanson (Public Transformation) and Brian Laidlaw who were here for artist’s workshops. I also met the new young director, Mariah, from the Bird Island Arts and Cultural Center. We had some great conversations about what that small town is doing. I'm already hosting Riverside Market and Muse and got some ideas on how to expand on those events.

Project Overview

Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Project Details

Attend Rural Arts and Culture Summit 2017

Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Gillespie
Organization Name
Mary Gillespie
State
MN
Phone
(320) 309-0092
Email
mgillespie2002@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwestern Minnesota State University Associate Director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Janet Olney: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Great Murray: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Executive Director.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No