Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Cottonwood
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
August 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Murray
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Renville
Chippewa
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
$2,400
Other Funds Leveraged
$600
Direct expenses
$3,000
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.The attached survey will allow the Central Park Market committee to determine the basic demographics of participants at the Market, what draws them to the Market, what their feelings are on the musical performance piece of the Market, and how they engage with these performances. The survey also allows input for suggestions on other local musical talent that participants would like to see at the Market. The survey will be distributed to all participants and vendors at the Market on the opening date and the closing date for the market season. The information gathered in the survey will be compiled by the Committee, and the results will allow the Committee to evaluate if the Market needs to do more work on achieving its goal of promoting the discovery of local musical talent among Cottonwood area residents.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Generally, there was an increase in the number of times that households visited the market for the 2014 season, but they spend slightly less time at the market this year. There was a meaningful increase in the number of respondents saying that they think music is a very important aspect of the Market and the committee generated some helpful suggestions from the surveys. There was a slight decrease in respondents that said that their knowledge of local musical talent was greatly improved over the 2014 season, with an increase stating that their knowledge was only slightly improved. This may be attributed to the fact that may of the respondents had the opportunity to enjoy many of these musicians during the 2013 market season.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Denise Thomas Aamodt, Cathie Crouse Buetel, Charlie Seopel,
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Musical Talent at Central Park Market
Project Manager
First Name
Kathy
Last Name
Dahl
Organization Name
City of Cottonwood
Street Address
78 W Main St PO Box 106
City
Cottonwood
State
MN
Zip Code
56229-0106
Phone
(507) 423-6488
Email
charlie@cityofcottonwoodmn.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