Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,575
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Spicer AKA Spicer Beautification Committee
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
August 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
$3,575
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,554
Direct expenses
$5,129
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal is to have six well attended concerts in each of the next two summers that are enjoyed by both the audience and musicians. Our goal is to attract audience members from all income groups and all ages. Our goal is to utilize and feature area talent. Our goal is to allow non-profit fundraisers who sell food during the concerts to make money.We will keep track of how many people attend each concert. We will ask the musicians to fill out a survey about their experience. And the committee members will circulate among the audience to get their comments and reactions. We will determine whether fund-raisers did indeed raise money to cover more than their costs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We met our goals of about 125 per concert the first year and exceeded the goals in 2014 as more people knew about Music in the Park. Our attendance was down a bit on Sundays that were cold, windy and/or threatening rain. In our evaluation survey we asked the audience their opinion of the groups; they gave high praise to all groups in quality of performance. In the 2013 evaluation, six survey answers asked for more Broadway show tunes for the following year, and we passed that information along to the performers. They complied beautifully, with the New London/Spicer Community Band playing nearly all Broadway pieces to the delight of the audience. The food vendors all made money. Having the food vendors provided the audience the opportunity to hear about somewhat new groups, such as the Link.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Leslie Valiant, Mary Wohnoutka, Sandy Saulsbury, Dee Ahrenholz, Diane Bjerke, Connie Filley, Shar Hagen, Connie Scheevel, Val Sechler, Ruth Trageser, Deb Wessling, Hanne Willliams
Project Overview
Spicer Summer Music on the Deck Series
Project Details
Spicer Summer Music on the Deck Series
Project Manager
First Name
Leslie
Last Name
Valiant
Organization Name
City of Spicer AKA Spicer Beautification Committee
Street Address
218 Hillcrest Ave PO Box 656
City
Spicer
State
MN
Zip Code
56288
Phone
(320) 796-5562
Email
lvaliant@cityofspicer.org
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