Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,970
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pottery Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Carver
Hennepin
Anoka
Ramsey
Dakota
Blue Earth
McLeod
Meeker
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Carver
Hennepin
Anoka
Ramsey
Dakota
Blue Earth
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
$3,970
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,170
Direct expenses
$9,140
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goals are: Increase attendance by nearly twenty percent. Increase audience awareness of pottery types and techniques. Positive visitor experience. Maintain or increase sales for exhibiting potters. Measuring attendance: Parking volunteers will work together to get a real audience count including counting adults and kids (under 18) separately. Measuring visitor experience including awareness of pottery types and techniques: Our Survey Administrator is responsible for going around the festival to capture feedback. For the first time, we will add demographic questions to the survey to gather benchmarks to measure future audience demographics growth. Measuring impact on exhibiting potters: In 2015, we gathered real sales and experience results from all participating artists. We will be able to use this data as a reference point to ensure that participating potters have increased sales year-over-year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We were able to measure where our audience came from, what brought them to the festival, what they liked the best, what they’d improve, how they heard about the event, and their demographics. We were also able to survey the artists and find out their average sales, their personal impressions, and we were able to determine if they’d return. We will be able to use this data from 2015 and 2016 as a reference point to ensure that participating potters have increased sales year-over-year.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Betsy Price, Morgan Baum, Kerry Brooks, Tim Ulrich, Tom Wirt, Peter Lewandowski
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2016 Minnesota Pottery Fest
Project Manager
First Name
Betsy
Last Name
Price
Organization Name
Minnesota Pottery Festival
Street Address
17614 240th St
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 587-2599
Email
info@mnpotteryfestival.com
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471