Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
New London Music Group
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Blue Earth
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goals and Outcomes: 1. Increase the age range of participants/more children and young families attending. 2. Reach a wide audience geographically/more people attending from outside of Kandiyohi County. 3. Increase overall attendance/ticket sales and wristbands. 4. Increase community support/continue to broaden base of financial contributors. 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 2011-2014 to gauge whether our audience mix reflects our goal of diversifying age range served. We will also compare the number of sponsors to previous years to determine is community support for the festival is increasing.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our survey responses report shows the largest portion of our audience comes from Kandiyohi County (approx. 35%); approximately 22% were first time attendees; approximately 20% brought children; and over 80% thought the ticket pricing was appropriate.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Vetsch, Nick Ventrella, Bill Gossman, Kristin Allen, Mark Crellin, Anne Dybsetter
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2015 New London Music Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
New London Music Group
Street Address
PO Box 35
New London
Zip Code
(320) 295-1615
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; 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; 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
Cheri Buzzeo: Willmar Community Theatre manager; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Jane Link: arts advocate, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.