Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Calumet Players, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Outreach to build relationships with youth of all ages through theater. To provide high quality education and performance for youth to benefit from and be involved with. To encourage and promote the arts and show what we have to offer in this production and future ones. We will evaluate performances and experiences based on audience reaction and a survey for participants and parents of participants.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The measurable outcomes where the comfort levels of the children that took to the stage. We took an assessment of the ones that were afraid or very shy or did not have a skill in the beginning and measured that with the performance outcome of the opposite. parents felt that the workshop was more successful than traveling troupes because no matter what level the kids were at they got the same amount of time dedicated to them. We had some that had just done another camp and rated ours better than the other camp based on the involvement that their kids had in the camp and show. The kids felt that they were not as timid on stage after the show and thought it was nice that they could deal with situations on the stage where they needed to think on their toes. Through the surveys we had several new kids take the stage, the experience compared to other shows was split between much better and about the same, they thought the technical aspects of the show were impressive, they felt their kids had learned new skills, time commitment for rehearsals was about right, they received adequate communication and information, and they are definitely going to encourage their children to be involved in future productions.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mark Thode, Reggie Gorter, JaNeil Peschon, Sylvia Newell, Fred Portz, Sarah Turnbull, Tammy Grubbs, Diana Brecher, Brooke Van Essen
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Children's Summer Theatre Camp
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Calumet Players, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 194
Zip Code
(507) 825-4120
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, Rhythm of the River; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian; Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts founding member; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council of Arts and Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Olson: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Christa Otteson: nonprofit evaluation consultant, arts advocate; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts board; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate and volunteer, library board member; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471