Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access
The goals of this project will be measured by the increased membership of the Winsted Arts Council and the increased demand for the activities that we offer. Because we are in our infancy, as we grow and offer more opportunities, our reputation for quality programming will be developed.We will measure our impact through the increased membership numbers in our organization, the number of people participating in the activities, and the number of people participating in the classes that we offer.
Over 1,300 people were impacted by this work. We have increased our membership by 50%. Our membership drive was not only a sold-out event, it created a magnificent buzz around town because the event in itself showcased the amazing talent that the community has grown. It was a concert that brought together a variety of styles from 12 artists that grew up in Winsted. We were able to bring the international Irish folk group 'Dervish' to our small town for a concert right around St. Patrick's Day! It was so amazing to see the ballroom packed with people from as far as 40 miles away on a Wednesday night - and a crowd that doesn't usually come out to concerts! Our summer art camp has seeded the desire for an after school art club. We are seeing that these programs are the building blocks of our future.
Other, local or private
Winsted Arts Council 2013-14 Programs
Winsted Arts Council 2013-14 Programs
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.
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.