Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Winsted Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2017
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
Mille Lacs
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

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

1. Each of our programs will be high-quality. 2. Many residents of rural areas are unwilling to travel long distances for arts activities. By providing high quality opportunities in their own community, one of the biggest barriers is eliminated. 3. Consistent quality programming is key to instilling the arts into life in our region. Building on past successful programs increases credibility and confidence. 4. Our programming strives to attract attendees from many age groups. 5. Build attendance in children's programs. 6. Attract at least 200 to music programs. Count attendees and survey participants. By counting children registered in programs can document if programs are becoming more self-sufficient. Surveys of participants in all programs document perception of quality, likelihood of future participation, suggestions for improvement or additions/changes, and reflect the feelings of participants regardless of age, gender, social status, race, etc. and will help us plan for the future.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Drama class met and exceeded registration and budget goals. Art class at least met registration minimums. Dervish ticket revenue exceed 2015 ticket revenue. Joyce Lyons performance exceeded ticket revenue goal. Dance class cancelled so did not meet goals.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julie Guggemos, Mike Cummings, Tom Specken, Jim Fowler, Ralph Millerbrand, Mary Wiemiller, Jessika Cuhel, Andrea Koeppe
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Winter-Spring 2017 Programming

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Winsted Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 177
Zip Code
(320) 485-3999
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