Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA International Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
September 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Nobles
Jackson
Murray
Martin
Cottonwood
Marshall
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$30,500
Direct expenses
$35,500
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To showcase culturally diverse artists representative of the population of the city Worthington and Nobles County, Minnesota. To provide an educational opportunity, through performances, artisan and ethnic booths, ethnic food, and children's activities, about the various cultures represented at the International Festival. To have representation of many diverse and ethnic backgrounds participate in the International Festival.A written survey of a least 200 participants at the festival will show that at least 60% of the participants have positive evaluations of performers. A written survey of at least 200 participants at the festival will show that at least 70% of the participants have positive evaluations of the children's activities. A written survey of at least 200 participants at the festival will show that at least 80% of the participants show positive evaluations of the food available, the artisan and ethnic booths. A written survey of at least 200 participants at the festival will show that at least 60% of the participants are ethnically diverse. The schedule of performers will include performers representing at least 5 different cultures represented in the regional demographics. Sample Festival photos will include a representation of at least 5 different cultural minorities present in regional demographics.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A written survey of a least 200 participants at the festival showed that at least 60% of the participants have positive evaluations of performers. Written survey of at least 200 participants at the festival showed that at least 70% of the participants have positive evaluations of the children's activities. A written survey of at least 200 participants at the festival showed that at least 80% of the participants show positive valuations of the food available, the artisan and ethnic booths. A written survey of at least 200 participants at the festival will show that at least 50% of the participants are ethnically diverse.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Leann Enninga, Lakeyta Potter, Mike Cumiskey,Beth Bents, Jaidy Kolander,Brett Lehman, Angie Peralta, Craig Clark, Marilee Hartmann, Arlen Habben, Jose Lamas, Darin Rehnelt, Ashley Goettig, Aida Simon, Tim Gaul, Jeanette Jensen, Maria Delgado, Antonio Casillas, Leticia Rodrigues, Bob Terrink, Ana Dopheide, Jessica Anderson
Project Overview
International Festival
Project Details
International Festival.
Project Manager
First Name
Lakeyta
Last Name
Potter
Organization Name
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA International Festival
Street Address
117 11th Ave
City
Worthington
State
MN
Zip Code
56187
Phone
(507) 376-3300
Email
lakeyta.potter@isd518.net
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
No