Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,900
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rock County Fine Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
September 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Rock
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
$4,900
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,840
Direct expenses
$9,740
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. To increase attendance by the public (volunteers will count the number of people who come to the Courthouse Square during the hours of 9 am to 11 am)(last year it rained for most of the morning which cut down attendance); hope for nicer weather; arrangement for rainy day have been made. 2. To increase the number of artists participating (number down last year because of competition with another event) Goal this year is to encourage involvement by more artists by making individual contact with them to invite them. 3. Improve the food - by structuring the event so that the Committee approves the menu to assure a better variety of food being served 4. To improve the delivery of the music - by creating a new space and structure for musical performances that will allow all the artists to hear the music without being over bearing. Also will create the music performance area in a more central area to better distribute the public to the artists. 5. To create a better awareness and knowledge of the event by the public.1. Each participating artist will be given a written evaluation tool and provided with a self-addressed stamped envelope. During the last hour of the show, staff will visit each booth and remind the artist to turn them in or mail them back. 2. Public evaluation information will be gathered by volunteers. During the hours of 9 am until 11 am...we will work with students from the High School Arts Class to individually ask the public five questions. The questions will be very simple and will focus on information the Committee needs to make informed decisions about growing the event. The questions for the public will be: a. How did you hear about Art Rocks? (newspaper, radio, word of mouth, television or other) b. Does the event have adequate public space (for sitting and meeting?) (yes - no) c. What do you think of the food selection? (below average/average/above average) d. Was the event easy to find? (Yes/No) Was it easy to park? (Yes/No) e. Do you have any comments about ART ROCKS you would like to share?

Measurable Outcome(s)

All artists were given a written evaluation form to fill out before they left. A stamped, self-addressed envelope was also provided should the artists not have time to complete the survey. Staff for Art Rocks conducted 47 interviews with public during the day asking questions about the event, suggestions for improvement, and other things they would like to see. Musicians who performed during the day were also asked to provided comments and suggestions. The Art Rocks Committee met following the event to review the documents and make determination about the event.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jerry Deuschle, Chris Nowatzki, Cindy Reverts, Mary Petersen
Project Overview
7th Annual ART ROCKS
Project Details
7th Annual ART ROCKS
Project Manager
First Name
Jerry
Last Name
Deuschle
Organization Name
Rock County Fine Arts Association
Street Address
1294 131st St
City
Luverne
State
MN
Zip Code
56156
Phone
(507) 283-8477
Email
jkdeuschle@yahoo.com
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