Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,072
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
January 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,072
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,840
Direct expenses
$5,912
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goals are to: 1. To have five well-received exhibits at the Willmar Education and Arts Center gallery. 2. To have five well-attended receptions at the Willmar Education and Arts Center gallery. 3. Tp jave at least twenty pieces entered in the four invitational exhibits at the Barn Theatre. To have the four exhibits at the Barn be well-received 4. To have the artists for all the exhibits be pleased with the exposure they received. 5. To have the people who received our mailings actively participate in events.Some of the goals are more easily measured than others. Attendance is easy to keep track of as is how many entries we have for the invitational shows. How well an exhibit is received is a little harder. We have a guest book available for people to leave comments and we have Board and committee members in attendance at all the receptions to circulate and get comments from attendees. We will ask the artists to complete a survey about their exhibit experience. And we can keep track of how many people heard about our events through the mailings by having them complete surveys for the events they engage in.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendance was the first measurable outcome. We tracked attendance at the exhibits as well as classes. The second outcome was not as easy to track, but we did receive many favorable responses to the mailings.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cheri Buzzeo, Violet Dauck, Nancy Johnson, David Korsmo, Gayle Martens, Patt Nelson, Bea Ourada, matt Stark, Bed VanBuren, Jeff Vetsch,Doug Wilkowski
Project Overview
Exhibitions and communications
Project Details
Exhibitions and communications
Project Manager
First Name
Janet
Last Name
Olney
Organization Name
Willmar Area Arts Council
Street Address
321 4th St SW PO Box 165
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
(320) 235-8560
Email
willmararts@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; 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, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Edwards: potter, past board member for Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, founder of New London Art Center, member of Kaleidoscope Artist Cooperative; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active member of New London arts and theatre community; Deb Larson: visual artist, president of Big Stone County Arts Council; Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Roberta Trooien: musician, professor, author; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471