Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,990
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lincoln
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,990
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,900
Direct expenses
$7,890
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A. To continue to find ways for the Chorale to grow. 1, To sing music from a variety of cultures, in styles new to us. 2. To add a few members to the Youth Chorale. B. To increase the cohesiveness of the Chorale 1. Average no more than one absence per person at our rehearsals 2. Maintain a core group of singers by encouraging long-term commitment C. To attract an audience of 150 or more at each concert, and to expose them to different genres of music.A. 1. The Chorale's musical growth will be measured by comparing our current songs to those we performed at our first concerts. 2. The director of the Youth Chorale will submit an evaluation, based primarily on quality and secondarily on numbers. B. Attendance and continuous participation of choir members are quantifiable. C. Audience numbers are quantifiable; their reactions are recorded on the surveys they receive. Eventually, we will change our evaluation tool to a check box, more user friendly form. However, we have extras of the old evaluations to use up. The evaluations are most valuable to us in indicating where our advertising is most effective.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Chorale membership grew to a record-setting forty-seven. Paid attendance at the spring concert was a record-setting 387.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Donna Kurth, Nancy Aune, Roberta Trooien, Bev Johnson, Nancy Sandro
Project Overview
Concert Series plus Youth Workshop and Concert
Project Details
Concert Series plus Youth Workshop and Concert
Project Manager
First Name
Nancy
Last Name
Aune
Organization Name
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
Street Address
3078 160th Ave
City
Hendricks
State
MN
Zip Code
56136
Phone
(605) 832-2651
Email
jnaune@itctel.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; 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; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; 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; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Edwards: potter, past board member for Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, founder of New London Art Center, member of Kaleidoscope Artist Cooperative; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active member of New London arts and theatre community; 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; Roberta Trooien: musician, professor, author; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471