Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Pipestone
Yellow Medicine
Hennepin
Redwood
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,700
Direct expenses
$12,700
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide participants with a positive experience while performing challenging music. To provide participants with a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians. To provide participants with a positive experience while performing challenging music. To provide participants with a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians. To provide patrons a positive experience while experiencing live symphonic music of high quality. To attract people who have never attended a Southwest Minnesota Orchestra performance.Participants will complete an online and/or paper exit survey: 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they found the music challenging. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience during the rehearsal process. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience performing the concert. Patrons will complete an online and/or paper exit survey: 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience. The survey will include an item about whether this is the respondent’s first Southwest Minnesota Orchestra concert – of those answering ‘yes’, 50% or more will indicate that they plan to attend a future concert. Additional information about impact will be summarized from comments made elsewhere on the survey. The survey will include an item about the respondent’s age so Friends of the Orchestra can track the spread of age groups attending the performances.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Because we did not have an audience due to inclement weather, we were not able to distribute and collect our evaluation tool.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dan Rieppel, Beth Steuck, Kristin Gruhot, Hannah Roseland, Laura Rogers, Diane Wright, R Wes Myers, Nocolette Lecy, Melanie Lee
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Children's Concert and String Concerto Competition
Project Manager
First Name
Beth
Last Name
Steuck
Organization Name
Friends of the Orchestra
Street Address
803 Cheryl Ave
City
Marshall
State
MN
Zip Code
56258
Phone
(507) 829-8085
Email
beth.steuck@starpoint.net
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
No