Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
August 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Big Stone
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access 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)

1. To increase the adult audience community's appreciation of and attendance at a Shakespearean play. 2. To successfully engage high school students with a professional touring company. 3. To secure relationships with at least two new schools for the elementary school production by Theatreworks USA. 1. Community familiarity with Shakespearean theater will be measured by the number of adult audience members to attend the evening performance of the National Players production of Midsummer Night's Dream. 2. High school student attendance at the play, followed by interactive workshops and evaluation surveys will indicate the level of engagement by high school students. 3. The goal to add new schools will be measured by the total number of schools participating in children's theater.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Increased student attendance by approximately 200 students from previous year. 2. High school students had a positive experience - both in workshops and performance - with a professional theater company. 3. For this first experiment in presenting Shakespeare, 128 adult audiences experienced professional theater in the Dawson Boyd Arts Association season. As a result of these experiences, Dawson Boyd Arts Association plans to expand its student performance options to provide more age-appropriate choices. As a result of the adult audience feedback, Dawson Boyd Arts Association will address the concerns of hearing the actors in future programming. As a result of the feedback from the Care Center, Dawson Boyd Arts Association will continue to include this underserved" audience as often as possible in future programming."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karen Collins, Diane Peet, Melissa Anderson, Doug Bates, Sue Gerbig, Sandie Club, Collen Olson, Dale Melom, Rose Wold, Betty Hastad
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Theatre for All Ages
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
Street Address
PO Box 434
Zip Code
(320) 769-2955
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.