Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To produce and present a high quality arts activity based on past programming. To secure translators from the Hispanic and Lao communities to aide in promoting the production. To provide acting, singing, and dancing workshop opportunities to youth and adults of all diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural arts throughout the area. To provide an educational and age appropriate musical theater experience for youth and adults.The high quality of the project will be measured according to the number of people that attend each of the four performances and how many of those patrons have attended the past two summer community theater musicals. The acting, singing, and dancing will be evaluated by the number of people from all types of ethnic backgrounds that audition and the number of those people that perform. The satisfaction of the musical theater experience will be measured by cast, crew, and audience evaluations/surveys at the end of the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The production team of the Director, Vocal Director, Choreographer and Project Director were definite strengths in Shrek the Musical. It took a great deal of coordination from all of the production areas including the production team, costume coordinators, set designers, and promotion people to pull off a musical of this magnitude. Having connections with other theaters, equipment handlers, lighting and sound people, saved a great deal of leg work and time spent looking for props, etc. Involving the Hispanic and Lao communities was a definite strength. Printing audition flyers in two languages and inserting them in community performances was also beneficial to Friends of the Auditorium in that more people were made aware of Friends of the Auditorium and the musical; a promotion that might not have happened without the inserts.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Candace Joens, Mary Batcheller,Cindy Elsing, Dan Johnson, Judy Johnson, Arlen Foss, Marcia Liapis
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
The Friends of the Auditorium, Inc. will produce and present the Worthington Area Summer Community Theater Musical, Cinderella.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Hurlbut Vosburgh
Organization Name
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 624 714 13th St
Zip Code
(507) 360-4228
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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; 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; 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
Mark Bosveld: directed high school plays, musicals and community theater, former board member of Friends of the Orchestra, board member of Prairie Dance Alliance; Craig Edwards: potter, past board member for Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, founder of New London Art Center, member of Kaleidoscope Artist Cooperative; Roberta Trooien: musician, professor, author; Jean Replinger: professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, professional musician, editor, board member for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Beth Habicht: artist, retired orchestra teacher, member of the Great Plains String Quartet, steering committee and founding member of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra; Christa Otteson: arts advocate, regional coordinator Minnesota Council for NonprofitsÆ central region; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Randy Meyer; visual artist and farmer, former art teacher.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed