Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Stearns
Swift
Renville
Chippewa
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Stearns
Swift
Renville
Chippewa
Hennepin
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra: 2 Concerts

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 educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member 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 SMSU; 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/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Reggie Gorter: music/theatre/SMAC Board; Jeff Iverson: music/theatre; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Paula Nemes: theatre; Janet Olney; visual art/SMAC Board; Kathy Schaefer: visual art/music; Alan Stage: theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,754
Direct expenses
$12,754
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Double season ticket sales each year for the next two years. Make a recording of each concert and create season highlights to use in future marketing. Increase the skill level of the musicians. We will count our audience and gather audience evaluations at our concerts. We will track season ticket sales. 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 numerous surveys returned, many had specific positive comments about our guest artists.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lisa Zeller, Bob Whitney, Stephanie Hendrickson, Kris Poe, Marie Nelson, Frank Lawatsch, Barb Holmgre, Barb Swanson
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
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

Phone
800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
Email the Agency