Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2017
End Date
January 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,804
Direct expenses
$11,390
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is to expand MSO's concert season by adding a December concert in Virginia. Measurable short-term outcomes include (1) mastering the repertoire for a concert in a shortened rehearsal schedule; (2) positive comments on musician surveys; (3) drawing an audience of 150 or more; and (4) meeting budget. Longer-range outcomes for this project include a thriving arts scene on the Iron Range, greater interest in the study of music in our schools, growing audiences for orchestra concerts, and growing financial support for MSO. “Mastery" will be a subjective judgment of the Artistic Director with input from musicians collected through an online survey. The survey will also query musicians about whether rehearsal time was adequate, whether the level of difficulty of the music was appropriate, and whether they favor continuing to offer a December concert. The ticket sales staff uses color-coded tickets to track concert attendance. Financial results will be collected by the treasurer and evaluated at a board meeting. The board will track orchestra size and composition, audience size, and financial support over time through DataArts to determine whether the measurable long-term outcomes are being met.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

"The Beauty of Music" December concert in Virginia

Project Manager
First Name
Karen
Last Name
McManus
Organization Name
Mesabi Community Orchestra AKA Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 600
City
Virginia
State
MN
Zip Code
55792
Phone
(218) 365-3228
Email
karjack@frontiernet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No