Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
January 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Meeker
McLeod
Renville
Meeker
McLeod
Renville
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,475
Direct expenses
$14,475
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will improve their musical ability, while at the same time creating two concerts of new work. They will be able to perform with other students and adults. The larger community will benefit by having a local orchestra concert in Hutchinson that they can attend and listen. Parents and grandparents can introduce their children to orchestral music and hopefully encourage the learning of music. More people will attend the concert and fund it in the future.Outcome evaluation includes student evaluations, parent comments, and financial considerations. We look to see if the group is larger than the group the season before. Number of audience members will be measured and compared with previous years.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The students overwhelmingly said they like Crow River Area Youth Orchestra and its director in the evaluation. The personal contacts gave a clear indication that the audience is impressed with the direction the orchestra and the director are taking.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Anne Kohls Olmstead, Paul Otte, Marie Nelson, Heidi Mack, Cindy Sandberg
Project Overview
2012 Spring and Fall Concerts
Project Details
2012 Spring and Fall Concerts.
Project Manager
First Name
Mary-Anne
Last Name
Olmsted-Kohls
Organization Name
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Street Address
15590 620th Ave
City
Litchfield
State
MN
Zip Code
55355
Phone
(320) 587-9809
Email
dmkohls@hutchtel.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mark Boseveld: theater director, board member of Friends of the Orchestra and Prairie Dance Alliance; Bob Dorlac: visual artist, professor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Craig Edwards: potter, founder of New London Art Center, member of Kaleidoscope Artist Cooperative; Roberta Trooien: musician, author, professor of composition and literature, choir director; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Jane Link: artist, board member at Milan Village Arts School and the Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: former K-12 art teacher, co owner of First Floral-Hallmark, hand bell choir member; Connie Feig: board member at the Willmar Area Arts Council and Minnesota Gerontological Society; Paula Nemes: Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company, musician, community theater participant, Lyon County arts organizations activist; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Susan Marco: author, English and creative writing teacher at Dassel-Cokato High School, Fine Arts Committee member at Dassel-Cokato Public Schools; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member at the Prairie Music Association and the Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired teacher of language arts, literary arts activist, coach, and event organizer, board member at the Historic Dayton House, liberal arts advisory board member at Minnesota West Community College; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, author, community theater participant, adjunct instructor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University, art instructor for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, planning committee member for Meander - Upper Minnesota River Valley Art Crawl, 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 of Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, planning committee member for Art Rocks in Luverne, owner of Playing in the Mud Studio, arts festival organizer; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Patricia Enger: visual artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University, exhibit curator for Fallen Angel Gallery.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No