Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,916
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pottery Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Meeker
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Carver
Scott
Kandiyohi
Renville
McLeod
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,916
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,375
Direct expenses
$9,291
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Project goals are: Increasing attendance; Maintain or increase sales for exhibiting potters; Patron awareness of pottery types and techniques; Positive visitor experience. We will have volunteers do one-on-one interviews with patrons. These interview results will be hand collated and reviewed by the Board as part of the annual assessment. Foci of the evaluation will be: patron experience, patron knowledge impact, geographical source, economic impact at the Festival and in the local community, and festival operations recommendations. Exhibitor research will include: general festival experience, sales, economic impact, and operations suggestions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Measured patrons responses and potters sales tallies.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Betsy Price, Tom Wirt, Kerry Brooks, Tim Ulrich, Morgan Jindrich
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2015 Minnesota Pottery Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Betsy
Last Name
Price
Organization Name
Minnesota Pottery Festival
Street Address
17614 240th St
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 587-2599
Email
info@mnpotteryfestival.com
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