Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
March 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts Classes
Project Details
Arts Classes.
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
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artistic goal of the project is to introduce participants to new art forms and increase their level of proficiency in the subject. Participants should enjoy the arts experience and leave the class feeling that they have a greater understanding of the art discipline. Additional goals are to provide the means for high quality arts education in art disciplines that are not otherwise available, expanding participantsÆ level of knowledge and understanding of the art form. The larger community will benefit by having a more vibrant arts community in which to live.Students will be asked to fill out exit surveys at the end of each class to gauge the effectiveness of the class, determine future needs for arts education, and provide direction for future programs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

These classes brought new people into the arts center, some of whom had never been to the arts center previously. It also exposed people to art styles they never attempted before. The classes enables us to reach potential new members for the center. Paren

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Corey Stearns, Steve Gasser, Tom Wirt, Lenore Flinn, Luann Drazkowski, Dolf Moon, Matt Schroeder, James Fahey
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Street Address
PO Box 667 15 Franklin St SW
Zip Code
(320) 587-7278
Administered By
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St. Paul, MN 55104

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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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