Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,350
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Area Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
October 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Swift
Chippewa
Meeker
McLeod
Renville
Lyon
Redwood
Rock
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
$4,350
Other Funds Leveraged
$14,665
Direct expenses
$19,015
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Provide a well attended art festival. 2. Strengthen area residents' appreciation for the arts. 3. Increase acknowledgement of area artists. 4. Continually improve the quality of the event. 5. Promote hands-on art projects for both children and adults. 6. Offer exposure to emerging youth artists.We ask all participants - exhibiting artists, demonstrators, performers, food vendors, art activity tent coordinators - to complete a short survey at the end of the day. We ask for comments on their involvement, their perception of how they were received, and suggestions for improvement. Arts Council Board members and Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Committee members circulate throughout the crowd during the day listening for comments. A post-event Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Committee meeting is held to measure strengths and weaknesses and to solicit suggestions for the following year's festival. Committee members also receive feedback throughout the year participants and attendees.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The community was exposed to high-quality art both through visual and performance. Many people commented on how much they look forward to this event every year. The opportunity to witness artists in action as well as take part in hands-on activities is an

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Janet Olney, Kristin Allen, Cheri Buzzeo, Violet Dauk, Ruth Fairchild, Connie Feig, David Korsmo, Gayle Martens, Susan Mattson, Bea Ourada, Keith Peterson, Darrel Schuetze, Jeff Vetsch, Doug Wilkowske
Project Overview
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!
Project Details
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Festival.
Project Manager
First Name
David
Last Name
Korsmo
Organization Name
Willmar Area Arts Council
Street Address
1107 Par Ln
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
(320) 235-1087
Email
dkorsmo@charter.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