Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2017
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Stearns
Swift
Renville
Chippewa
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,726
Direct expenses
$5,226
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal is to increase our attendance at each concert over last year's attendance. Specifically, we would like to utilize different marketing strategies to dry to draw a larger audience. Additionally, we want to increase the caliber of the orchestra and guest artists that will draw a larger audience. We would also like to attract a more ethnically diverse audience. We will count our audience and gather audience evaluations at our concerts. We can also add audience characteristics such as age and ethnicity to our survey. We can evaluate our current marketing strategies based upon the reach of our print and online ads. Audience feedback in the survey will also let us know how they heard about our concert and how well it was received, indicating how likely they will be to help grow our audience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We measured attendance and compare to previous concerts in the last few years. Also measured were the audience demographics and feedback about their concert experience. Of the 15 surveys returned, many had positive and constructive feedback.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lisa Zeller, Bob Whitney, Stephanie Hendrickson, Kris Poe, Marie Nelson,Frank Lawatsch, Barb Holmgren, Barb Swanson
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Once Upon a Time: 2 Concerts

Project Manager
First Name
Jenna
Last Name
Weeks
Organization Name
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
Street Address
2120 Hwy 71 N ?
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
(320) 214-9433
Email
jennajweeks@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; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwestern 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 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 and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Ron Porep: Arts administration; Ruth Ascher: arts administration; Sheila Tabaka: Theatre; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: Arts appreciator; John Voit: Music, theatre; Joyce Meyer: visual arts, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Tom Wirt: visual arts, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No