Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dawson-Boyd Community Education
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
July 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Dawson-Boyd Children's Summer Musical
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 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 the Summer Recreation Children's Musical Theater program is to increase the number of students participating in artistic endeavors, such as theater, and enjoy them as life-long endeavors. We have had very small children's theater productions in the past, but nothing of this scale. We will compare the number of students auditioning between the previous summers and this summer. We will also note the number of children that are having repeat theater experiences between the acting classes held the winter of 2015-16 and the children auditioning for Children's Musical Theater this summer. We will measure the achievement of this program with attendance at daily practices, which will tell us if the children are truly interested and enjoying the acting process. We will also use ticket sales and attendance counts to measure the success of the program. Students will be given a self-assessment rubric at the beginning and the end of the project. We will compare how they feel about their progress and growth in their theater experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We evaluated the students who participated in this project with two surveys of the students using beginning and end of play rubrics. The rubrics showed that the participating students were more confident in memorizing speaking parts and performing, but less confident in learning the dances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Hiedeman, Carole Femrite, Brett Buer, Kristyn Wicht, Pam Lehmann, Jane Martinson, John Harker, Becky Thoen, Stephanie Clausen, Brad Madsen
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dawson-Boyd Community Education
Street Address
848 Chestnut St
Zip Code
(320) 769-2955
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