Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Nobles
Jackson
Murray
Cottonwood
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$22,206
Direct expenses
$27,206
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. To produce and present a high quality arts activity based on past programming. 2. To provide acting, singing, dancing and workshop opportunities to youth and adults of all diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural arts throughout the area. To provide an educational and age appropriate musical theater experience for youth and adults.The high quality of the project will be measured by August 11, 2012, according to the numbers of people that attend each of the performances. The acting, singing, dancing and workshops will be evaluated after August 12, 2012, by the number of people that audition and the number of people that attend the workshops. The satisfaction of the musical experience will be measured by cast, crew and audience evaluations/surveys at the end of the project, August 13, 2012.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Volunteers of all ages worked side by side to create a finished product. Directors use of time and management was a benefit to everyone involved, keeping everyone upbeat. The high energy of the costume coordinator provided additional excitement. The cast

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Arlen Foss, Candace Joens, Duane Anderson, Cindy Elsing, Mary Batcheller, Sue Johnson, Judy Johnson
Project Overview
Summer Theatre Production/Workshop
Project Details
Summer Theatre Production/Workshop.
Project Manager
First Name
Arlen
Last Name
Foss
Organization Name
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
Street Address
30709 County Hwy 35
City
Worthington
State
MN
Zip Code
56187
Phone
(507) 360-2910
Email
ajfoss@frontiernet.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
No