Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
New London Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans, especially those in the Southwest Minnesota Region, will be able to participate in the arts.We will evaluate our project goals based upon ticket sales, a count of wristbands given out at the gate, and through an audience survey that will be conducted the day of the festival. Survey results from the 2014 New London Music Festival will be compared with those of surveys given in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to gauge whether our audience mix reflects our goal of diversifying age range served. Survey results will also tell us where our audience is coming from and how to best reach them in the future.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From the survey we are able to see that the largest portion of audience (approximately 35%) comes from within Kandiyohi County. approximately 30% of the survey respondents were first time attendees. Approximately 25% of survey respondents brought children with them. 85% of the survey respondents thought the price was either just right or a bargain.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Vetsch, Nick Ventrella, Bill Gossman, Kristin Allen, Christa Otteson, Anne Dybsetter.
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2014 New London Music Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
New London Music Festival
Street Address
313 1st Ave SE PO Box 35
New London
Zip Code
(320) 212-4405
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, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America, 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; Emily Olson: writer, musician, educator; 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; Audrey Fuller; writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southewest Minnesota State University business professor; Dan Connolly: musician, music educator, board Renville Friends of the Arts; Barb Nelson, art teacher, vocal musician, children's theatre director; Cheri Buzzeo; production manager, Willmar Community Theatre; board member Willmar Area Arts Council; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: retired counselor, arts advocate, former fund raiser and musical performances coordinator for Worthington International Festival; Christa Otteson: Owner of Make.Do.Workshop, nonprofit consultant, former Regional Coordinator Minnesota Council of Non-Profits.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed