Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crow River Drumline Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

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

The goal of Phoenix Drumline's The Five Suns is to encourage and extend membership across southwest Minnesota. Another goal is increased attendance at Distant Drums due to the growing excitement generated by such a gripping musical production and the overall growth of publicity measures. Measurement of participation outside the greater-Hutchinson area, students report their town of residence on a season questionnaire. Measurement of increased attendance will be done by taking ticket sales from Distant Drums 2016 and comparing these sales to those of the years prior.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The metrics used to evaluate the impact of the project were two-fold. These were increased ticket sales for the home show and membership expansion (i.e., targeting more students from the greater-Southwest Minnesota area).

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Richard Kuttner, Shannon Brice, CariAnn Squier, Tammi Matter
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
"The Five Suns" performance
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow River Drumline Association
Street Address
547 Milwaukee Ave SW
Zip Code
(320) 291-1483
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