Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2013
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Folk From Distant Lands
Project Details
Folk From Distant Lands.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active in New London arts and theatre community; Barb Nelson: art teacher, vocal musician, Children's theatre director; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of the Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Mark Wilmes: actor, singer, director, president of Lake Benton Opera House.
Advisory Group 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; Connie Feig: arts advocate, board member of the Barn Theater and Willmar Area Arts Council; 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; 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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Crow River Area Youth Orchestra creates, produces, and presents a high quality concert with a theme of folk from distant lands. Each student develops their music ability, both as an individual musician, and as a member of a formal performing group. One or several students achieve a high point in their musical career by competing for the honor of performing a concerto with the Symphony Orchestra. Members of the public experience a high quality musical performance.Statistical data will be collected about the audience on the day of the concert. Personal feedback from audience members after the performance will also be encouraged. Students will be evaluated at the beginning of the semester and at the end of the semester for their musical ability in general and for their ability to perform with the strings ensemble or the Symphony Orchestra. Does one student achieve a superior quality concerto performance, in the judgment of the audience and the directors? Do members of the public experience a quality musical performance? Survey of attendees.

Measurable Outcome(s)

An Evaluation sheet was handed out to the students. Personal contact was made with students’ parents and their teachers. Audience attendance was scrutinized with a guest book and spread sheet one board member tried to keep tabs with. Information culled from this be audience make up-student/adult/senior. Members’ impressions of the semester. Audience make up. Ticket and silent auction sales.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Shemay Castro, Holly Corrick, Heidi Mack, Paul Otte, Cindy Sandberg
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Street Address
15590 620th Ave
Zip Code
(320) 587-9809
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
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