Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Winsted Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

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

The goals of this project are to increase membership of the Winsted Arts Council and increase demand for the activities that we offer. Because we are in our infancy, as we grow and offer more opportunities, our reputation for quality programming will be developed.We will measure our impact through the increased membership numbers in our organization, the number of people participating in the activities, and the number of people participating in the classes that we offer.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The After School art club was a new venture, so had no previous class to compare it to, but registration met minimum goals each time and we ended up extending the sessions beyond our initially-proposed end date. Our homecoming concert was standing-room only, and the puppet show also packed the house. Dervish brought about 400 people to our community, which was similar to last year. That's about the capacity for the venue for a seated concert. Alan Page's book reading was very well attended, and he sold more books this year than last year, all to benefit his foundation. The Holiday art project was a drop in event in conjunction with a community celebration, and our table was always busy. The only event that had disappointing attendance was our open mic with featured artist event the end of January with Singleton Street. The band is first-rate, and promotion was good, so the weather may have been a factor. You always want each event to be a home-run, and this one was a bit of a disappointment, but consistency is also important so we shall give it time.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julie Guggemos, Leah Mallak, Tom Specken, Jim Fowler, Nancy Fasching, Ralph Millerbernd, Mike Cummings, Beth Olson, Mary Wiemiller, Molly Loder
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2014 Fall/Winter Art Programs and Performances
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Winsted Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 177
Zip Code
(612) 226-4454
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