Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Prairie Winds Concert Band
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Swift
Renville
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
$1,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,010
Direct expenses
$3,510
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We hope to keep band membership at 40-50 members (or more). We hope to attract audience attendance at our concerts of at least 100-150. We hope to continue participation in our band of 5-10 high school students, or more.We will keep track of the number of members in the band, the attendance numbers at our concerts, and the number of high school students involved.

Measurable Outcome(s)

46 band members at indoor concerts; about the same, but varying, at summer concerts. We averaged 5 students playing at our indoor concerts, and between 5 to10 at the summer concerts. Our indoor concerts averaged about 100 to 120 attendees. Summer concerts between 110 to 130 (depending on the weather). The audience at the fair was well over 300 (too many to count, and no ticket sales to use for figuring actual attendance). One of our outdoor concerts was cancelled due to a thunderstorm, or we would have received over $1000.00 in free will donations for the summer.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kris Poe, Carl Holm, Karen Swenson, Sharon Dubois, John Mack, Mary Pieh, Brock Duncan
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Prairie Winds Concert Band Operating Expenses.
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Pieh
Organization Name
Prairie Winds Concert Band
Street Address
16648 85th St NE
City
New London
State
MN
Zip Code
56273
Phone
(320) 354-2906
Email
tpieh@tds.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
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
No