Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lincoln
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,970
Direct expenses
$8,970
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans, especially those in the Southwest Minnesota Region, will be able to participate in the arts.Goals: A. to continue to find ways for the Chorale to grow, in number but especially in ability. This will be measured by comparing current performance pieces to previous ones. B. To increase the cohesiveness of the Chorale. This will be measured by maintaining a large number of core singers from concert to concert. Another measurement will be attendance records. Our goal is to average less than one absence per person. C. To attract an audience of 150 or more at each concert, and to expose them to different genres of music. Audience numbers are easily quantifiable and their reactions are recorded on the surveys they receive.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We used the audience response evaluation form and, to our surprise, out best advertising was reported as word of mouth! Attendance at rehearsals was good. Most chorale members did not miss a single rehearsal. Audience attendance was strong, slightly more than in our optimistic projections.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Donna Kurth, Ivanhoe, chairperson, Dana Crooks, Toronto, at-large, Nancy Aune, Hendricks, treasurer, Roberts Trooien, Hendricks, secretary, Bev Johnson, Astoria, membership secretary, Nancy Sandro, Hendricks, accompanist and vice president.
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Concert Series with Commissioned Work and Jazz Group
Project Manager
First Name
Roberta
Last Name
Trooien
Organization Name
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
Street Address
48542 197th St
City
Hendricks
State
MN
Zip Code
56136
Phone
(605) 832-2651
Email
robertat@itctel.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, arts advocate, Lincoln County Pioneer Museum board; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Dan Connolly: musician, music educator, board Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Dan Connolly: musician, music educator, board Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No