Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Lyon
Swift
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
$3,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,500
Direct expenses
$5,000
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.Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization will look to evaluate the effectiveness of the walking theater in its ability to attract locals and tourists to the production, and have it be well received, through a questionnaire included within the playbill of the walking theater production itself.

Measurable Outcome(s)

For future performances it will be desirable to get a better sense of audience perception, particularly from out-of-towners who were in attendance. The first evaluation identified particular areas of the walking theater that weigh heavily on the enjoyment of the production. A "walking theater" is really pretty hard on our elders, so we may need to abandon the "walking" format or provide a dual presentation format. Beyond that, people want to hear more pertinent stories as well as be a part of theatrical pro

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Steve Virnig, Helen Stukel, Nancy Beasley, Patrick Moore.
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Granite Falls Community Walking Theater
Project Manager
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Vernig
Organization Name
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
Street Address
702 Prentice St
City
Granite Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56241
Phone
(320) 564-4575
Email
steve@fminsmn.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