Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Spicer Beautification Committee
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
August 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

One project goal is to increase the overall audience, thereby meeting the Minnesota arts funding target of instilling the arts into the community and public life in our region. A second goal is to support artists and arts organizations in creating, producing and presenting high quality arts activities. The Spicer Beautification Committee will conduct informal interviews about the quality and skill level of the musicians with concert goers at each concert, a major goal of the committee. We will jot down comments we hear and use that information to judge whether a group should be invited back. We will also use the surveys to determine to what extent we reached that goal with each group of performers. One of the evaluation questions asks about the skill level of the performing group. Another surveys the effectiveness of the program chosen for the performance. Another goal is to constantly increase the number of people who attend the Music in the Park series. The committee will count the number of attendees as indicated under project goals. We will interview attendees informally about why they come each week and why they want to attend the concerts. We will also use evaluation surveys that question how far they have driven to attend the concert and whether they would attend another.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Music in the Park Series

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Spicer Beautification Committee
Street Address
PO Box 656
Zip Code
(320) 796-5562
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; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate Director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor 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 and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ruth Ascher: Arts administration; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: Arts appreciator; Pam Blake: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Bill Gossman: Visual, music; Dusan Milanovic: Visual, theatre; Andrew Nordin: Visual; Janet Olney: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, Eric Parish: Music, theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed