Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
RiverSong Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Redwood
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Redwood
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2016 RiverSong
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
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
$80,000
Direct expenses
$85,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal 1: Festival attendance grows to 2,000 adults and 500 children. Goal 2: Audience location range increases. To grow overall attendance, we need to increase our reach to other areas of Minnesota and beyond. Ticket sales and total attendance will be tracked to measure the outcome and compare growth to previous years. Pre-sale and gate sales are recorded. Volunteers, artists and vendors are also tracked using passes. Children will receive wristbands to count them. We will pursue a more comprehensive zip code evaluation system. The steering committee will review results and consider what factors we see as influencing attendance based on residence and survey results.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Ticket sales increased from 2015. Festival goes from Hutchinson increased from 2015. Number of bicyclers using bike check increased from 2015. Number of children increased from 2015. 85 people responded to our fan, performer and volunteer surveys. We had 100 percent participation of all steering committee members for the debrief session. We recruited 4 new steering committee volunteers.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karen Grasmon, Betsy Price, Kris Haag, Mark Hanneman, Patti Rutledge, Ronny Wilson, Brenda Sandquist, Lenny Rutledge
Project Manager
First Name
Karen
Last Name
Grasmon
Organization Name
RiverSong Music Festival
Street Address
PO Box 667
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 583-5140
Email
kgrasmon@gmail.com
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

Phone
800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
Email the Agency