Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 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
October 2012
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Hennepin
Nobles
Pipestone
Chippewa
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,294
Direct expenses
$9,294
Administration costs
$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 an area piano student with the opportunity to perform with an orchestra. 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)

Provided participants with a positive experience while performing challenging music. Provided participants with a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians. Provided an area piano student with the opportunity to perform with an orchestra. Provided patrons a positive experience while experiencing live symphonic music of high quality. Attracted people who have never attended a Southwest Minnesota Orchestra performance.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Laura Schmidt, Diane Wright, Dr Dan Rieppel, R Wes Myers, Kristin Gruhot, Beth Steuck
Project Overview
Instrumental Showcase and Piano Concerto Competition
Project Details
Instrumental Showcase and Piano 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
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
Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active member of New London arts and theatre community; Barb Nelson: art teacher, vocal musician, childrenÆs theatre director; 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; Mark Wilmes: actor, singer, director, president of the Lake Benton Opera House.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471