Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,462
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
September 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
McLeod
Meeker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,462
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,428
Direct expenses
$7,890
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goals in general will be an increased awareness of art availability and activity in the McLeod area, increase the financial support received by local businesses by making them aware of the impact of art on a town, to increase the general public's understanding of the economic impact and importance of art in a community, and encourage residents to return to Hutchinson Center for the Arts and participate and support our programs and classes. We also hope to broaden the depth of knowledge and invigorate creativity of local artists by exposing them to artwork in a variety of mediums from artists outside our community. The larger community will become more aware of the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and all that it does to promote the arts in the area. We hope to make the general public more accepting of public arts installations in the future.The outcome evaluation plan will include tracking the number of participating artists and number of guests signed in at each event. We will compare attendance numbers to previous Artist of Minnesota show numbers to chart growth. We will compare the number of entries in the juried show to past show numbers. Attendees will be asked to complete a survey at eh conclusion of the conference to evaluate the speakers and leave both positive and constructive criticism on all aspects of the weekend. Hutchinson Center for the Arts Board members will be in attendance at all events to interact with attendees to gather feedback. A debriefing meeting will be held with pertinent partners, including members of the chamber of commerce, sponsors and Public Arts Commissioners, following the conference to evaluate the success and make notes for improvement for the next event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project definitely helped establish the Hutchinson Center for the Arts as a leading advocate for the arts in the community while introducing art to our citizens. The general public was introduced to artists and their works from around the state that

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 Overview
Artist of Minnesota Spring Conference
Project Details
Artist of Minnesota Spring Conference.
Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Wirt
Organization Name
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Street Address
PO Box 667 15 Franklin St SW
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 587-7278
Email
twirt@hutchtel.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board 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; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Melanie Loy: artist, orchestra teacher Independent School District 518, member of the Great Plains String Quartet, steering committee and founding member of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Schroeder: member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission, board member for Crow River Arts.
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; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes