Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Inc. AKA Pipestone Performing Arts Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
April 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities by bringing the master class into the school. We estimate that about 80 students in middle and high school will have this free opportunity to learn from these high-quality artists. We anticipate that the class will spur increased interest in the performing arts and bring more young people to the Pipestone Performing Arts Center to perform and appreciate the arts, therefore instilling the arts into the community in a lasting and sustainable way. We will know we succeeded based on the overall number of people who attend this show at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center a specifically how many students attend who also attended the master class. Bringing young community members to the Pipestone Performing Arts Center will show that we have achieved this goal. We will document this by counting attendance as we always do and specifically tracking the number of students and using a survey the night of the show to find out how many students who attended the master class attend the show and asking them how likely they are to attend future performances at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, either as a performer or an audience member.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

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Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Inc. AKA Pipestone Performing Arts Center
Street Address
104 Main St E
Zip Code
(507) 825-5537
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, theater director, theater 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; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver’s Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; 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; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Mark Bosveld: theater, dance; Cheri Buzzeo: theater; Mary Gillespie: art administration; Maureen Keimig: theater; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art, theater, music; Eric Parrish: music, theater; Lisa Hill: music; Erica Volkir: performing arts.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471