Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Meander Art Crawl
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chippewa
Big Stone
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$32,130
Direct expenses
$37,130
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.A passport survey is filled out by participants to gather information about the quality and experience of the event. An artist survey is filled out after the event by the artists reporting on economic benefits and number or participants. We will also keep track of the number of participants in this year's Meander.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project was evaluated by two separate surveys and a meeting one month after the completion of the project. We received 42 surveys from artists and 281 passport surveys from attendees. 81% of customers said the quality of the art was excellent. 83% of customers said their overall experience was excellent.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jo Pederson, Claire Swanson, Neva Foster, Andy Kahmann, Kristi Fernholz, Franz Richter, Deb Connelly, Gene Sandau, Brad Hall, Brook Pederson
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Meander 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Kristi
Last Name
Fernholz
Organization Name
Meander Art Crawl
Street Address
323 Schlieman Ave W
City
Appleton
State
MN
Zip Code
56208
Phone
(320) 564-3799
Email
kristi.fernholz@umvrdc.org
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471