Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
RiverSong Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
Kandiyohi
Renville
Redwood
Chippewa
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$103,500
Direct expenses
$108,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans, especially those in the Southwest Minnesota Region, will be able to participate in the arts.We will compare ticket sales with 2013 and track where people are coming from through sales outlet locations and online ticket sales. An on-site map activity will track more locations by including a visual pin-board map. At the information area or where most practical, we will assemble a map with pins so people can place where they are from. This tool will be useful and also a fun way to build excitement for RiverSong as people visually see the festival drawing fans from various locations. These evaluation methods will help us track location of people served as well as help us evaluate our marketing efforts. We will be able to track how location of bands, placed advertising and other promotional efforts impact attendee locations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We successfully trained in two new committee co-chairs, part of our site and security and hospitality succession planning. We retained 7 of 10 steering committee members for 2015. We had 30 returning sponsors (from all previous years) and 6 new sponsors. We recruited 140 volunteers. We featured 16 high-quality, diverse artists. Planning retreated brought 45 people and helped us recruit 12 new committee volunteers.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Betsy Price, John Rodeberg
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
RiverSong Music Festival 2014
Project Manager
First Name
Karen
Last Name
Grasmon
Organization Name
RiverSong Music Festival
Street Address
PO Box 666 547 Miller Ave SW
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 583-5140
Email
kgrasmon@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America, Lincoln County Pioneer Museum board member; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board member; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board member; Audrey Fuller; writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher; Carol Purrington: retired English teacher, president of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board member; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Bev Tellefsen: retired educator, Granite Arts Council board member; Mark Wilmes: president of Lake Benton Opera House, musician, theatre, journalist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No