Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra LTD
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Cottonwood
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Cottonwood
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,120
Direct expenses
$11,120
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide participants with a positive experience while performing challenging music. To provide participants with a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians. To provide patrons a positive experience while experiencing live symphonic music of high quality. To attract people who have never attended a Southwest Minnesota Orchestra performance. To expose children to the gift of music and spur interest in participating in the arts. Participants’ survey: 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they found the music challenging. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience during the rehearsal process. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience performing the concert. Patrons’ survey: 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience. The survey will include an item about whether this is the respondent’s first Southwest Minnesota Orchestra concert – of those answering ‘yes’, 50% or more will indicate that they plan to attend a future concert. Additional information about impact will be summarized from comments made elsewhere on the survey. The survey will include an item about the respondent’s age so Friends of the Orchestra can track the spread of age groups attending the performances.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Of the attendees, 50% said this was their first Southwest Minnesota Orchestra concert. 100% stated they had a positive experience and would attend a future concert.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Daniel Rieppel, Kristin Gruhot, Beth Steuck, Hannah Roseland, Laura Rogers, Diane Wright, R Wes Myers, Tyler Falk, Melanie Lee
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2016 Children's Concert and Concerto Competition
Project Manager
First Name
Beth
Last Name
Steuck
Organization Name
Friends of the Orchestra
Street Address
803 Cheryl Ave
City
Marshall
State
MN
Zip Code
56258
Phone
(507) 829-8085
Email
beth.steuck@starpoint.net
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 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; 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
Deb Larson: visual artist; 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; Ellen Copperud: literature education, theatre; John Voit: music/theatre/education; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate; Jane Nygaard: arts advocate; Ron Porep: arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471