Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Prairie Arts Continuum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Mary Poppins
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 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 artist; 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
Craig Edwards: potter; Chad Felton: Music and theatre artist; Paula Nemes: Theatre artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Jane Nygaard: Arts appreciator; Janet Olney: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Tom Wirt: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member.
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 Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal for this project is to give the performers an opportunity to participate in a show that will enhance and stretch their abilities. We want the audience to be transported by the music and effects of the show. A survey is placed in the programs provided to the audience, cast and crew. The amount of people at the shows is also used. We also use feedback from conversations with people after the show.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A survey was provided in the programs at all of the shows. The cast also is asked to fill out a survey to help us with areas that could use improvement. We also use the comments and conversations that we receive directly from the audience. A total of 227 surveys were returned. Many couples or families filled out the surveys together as a total of 585 people were covered. 60 different suggestions were listed for future shows. Annie, Hello Dolly, State Fair and South Pacific were among the top choices.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tim Jenniges, Shelley Lange, Denise Ryberg, Cheryl Hanson, Craig Hettenbach, Sue Huls, Tom Hartberg, Sunny Osland, Lynn Peterson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Prairie Arts Continuum
Street Address
PO Box 6
Zip Code
(507) 831-1380
Administered By
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St. Paul, MN 55104

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Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

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