Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
New London Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Anoka
Carver
Chippewa
Dakota
Hennepin
Meeker
Otter Tail
Pope
Ramsey
Scott
Watonwan
Kandiyohi
Anoka
Carver
Chippewa
Dakota
Hennepin
Meeker
Otter Tail
Pope
Ramsey
Scott
Watonwan
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
$12,530
Direct expenses
$17,530
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Increase the age range of participants/more millennial generation attendees. 2. Reach a wide audience geographically/More people attending from outside of Kandiyohi County. 3. Increase overall attendance/ticket sales and wristbands. 4. Increase community support/continue to broaden base of financial contributors. We will evaluate our project goals based upon ticket sales, a count of wristbands given out at the gate, and through an audience survey that will be conducted the day of the festival. Survey results from the 2016 New London Music Festival will be compared with those of surveys given in 2011-2015 to gauge whether our audience mix reflects our goal of diversifying the age range served. Survey results will also tell us where our audience is coming from and how to best reach them in the future. We will compare the number of sponsors in 2016 to previous years to determine if community support for the festival is increasing.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our survey responses show that the largest portion (60%) come from Kandiyohi County, but 12 other counties are represented. Our largest audience still comes from an older demographic (49% from ages 50 – 65 and 24% at over 65). As this was our first year with both an afternoon and evening session, we asked our attendees if we should continue to have two sessions. 53% said we should continue, 15% wanted us to return to a single session, and 32% said they had no opinion.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rosemary Bentson, Mark Crellin, Abigail Duly, Bill Gossman, Don Hanson, Linda Hanson, Jonathan Hunter, Bethany Lacktorin, Steve Slominski
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2016 New London Music Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Slominski
Organization Name
New London Music Festival
Street Address
PO Box 35
City
New London
State
MN
Zip Code
56273
Phone
(320) 295-1615
Email
newlondonmusicfestival@gmail.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