Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lac Qui Parle Players
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Big Stone
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Production of "White Christmas"
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, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; 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, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former HS English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Hulsizer: actor/theatre director; Deb Larson: visual artist; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Judy Marquardt: visual artist, theatre.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal with this project is to produce and present six quality performances of the musical White Christmas, to engage our community in this collaborative process, to encourage local actors, singers, and musicians to share their talents and give them a place to do that, to make it a pleasant learning experience for cast and support crew, to bring together the story, the music, the visual effects of lighting and stage, and the physical space to create an atmosphere that for the span of two hours will take the audience to another place and time, give them new thoughts to think, and a step outside of their usual daily life; to create a memory that is warm and wholesome. The numbers of people that we can engage in the project will be easy to count at the end. Our success in bringing the story to life we can usually tell from the smiles and positive reactions of the audience leaving the theatre. Also, our local paper will give us a review.

Measurable Outcome(s)

For a show, successful ticket sales is the most measurable outcome. People came and raved afterwards. The cast stated over and over that they were having a positive experience. In theatre, ticket sales plus positive experiences equals success. Our ticket sales significantly exceeded our expectations. We had budgeted based on $10,250 in ticket sales - we brought in $14,945.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Linda Anderson, Dean Dallman, Brian Dempcy, Krishana Dempcy, Naomi Dempcy, Carmen Fernholz, Sally Fernholz, Adrienne Harrison, Rachel Harrison, Dick Hauck, Rosemary Hendrickson, Georgette Jones, Mary Melby, Amber Omland, Collen Olson, Alice Shurb, Theresa
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lac Qui Parle Players
Street Address
2240 160th St
Zip Code
(320) 598-7623
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
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