Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Bethel Lutheran Church
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goals of this concert are to provide the community the opportunity to attend a performance of an internationally recognized ensemble; to create a concert experience the entire family will enjoy; further educate audiences to the brass family of instruments and various repertoires (classical, jazz, Latin-inspired, improvisatory). We hope to grow awareness of musical events at Bethel Church as a part of the Music at Bethel concert series to continue to flourish and feature the finest musical offerings available. Along with awareness of the concert series, we hope attendance numbers continue to grow. Numbers will be tracked through ticket sales, and email addresses will be collected to promote future concerts in the Music at Bethel series. We also hope to retain audience members for future events by collection their contact information such as email addresses at the door.

Measurable Outcome(s)

28 surveys were collected, almost 1/3 of the audience filled one out. Three of the surveys were from people who had never attended a Music at Bethel concert before. Many of the surveys included types of concerts the audience would like to see as a part of Music at Bethel. An organ concert was one of the highest suggested, with one scheduled in January by Michael Schaner, Director of Music Ministries at Bethel. Numerous other excellent suggestions were also given. The ways in which people heard of the concerts show that posters, newspaper, social media, and word of mouth continue to be the ways in which people hear of concerts. This can help refine advertising avenues, and where best to spend advertising money.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Schaner, Andrea Carruthers, Gary Geiger, Jenni Thorpe, Nancy Skalla, Judy Wright, Chad Peterson, Mark Bredehoft, Wendy Holle, Darrell Forkrud, gene East, Pastor Mari Thorkelson, Pastor Jon Dahl, Alyssa Abrahamson, Barb Holmgren
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Boston Brass in Concert
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Bethel Lutheran Church
Street Address
411 Becker Ave SW
Zip Code
(320) 235-5450
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council Board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed