Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Danube Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2016 Concerts in the Park
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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 of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School 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; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: Human Resources Director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Bill Gossman: visual artist, musician; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Maureen Keimig: actor, theater director; Mary Pieh: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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)

Provide six concerts in summer 2016 that will reach more than 100 in attendance at each event. We would hope that more people from neighboring towns would attend, to increase our attendance to 125 per event. Moreover, we would like to attract more children and families, though we hold the concerts on a week night (mainly Tuesdays), and would like to increase our children attending to 25 per event. We will count the attendees at each concert and record the numbers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We had an evaluation questionnaire at the final concert to hand out to attendees to fill out, and asked their opinion on the 6 concerts of the season. They rated them on a scale of 1 to 5, and made comments at the end. We had as little as 45 people attending a concert and as many as 250. We took in as little as $160 and as much as $628. Popularity of the performers were averaged from the evaluations, with rating results from 3.125 (out of 5) to 4.73 (out of 5). These numbers help us decide who to invite back next year, as we want to please our audience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rod Black, Lowell Jakel, Jeanette Schneiderman, Dorothy Kleinhuizen, Kathy Tepfer, Suzie Lueck, Stan Malacek, Leroy Nere
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Danube Historical Society
Street Address
PO Box 463
Zip Code
(320) 826-2236
Administered By
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Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

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