Art Project Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Big Stone
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

a. To introduce two new forms of dance to student and adult audiences through professional performances, b. to provide an opportunity for adults to participate in a dance/fitness class, c. to offer students the experience of a movement workshop with professional dancers and musicians.a. Audience attendance to each performance will provide measurable response. Audience surveys will provide comments and reactions to the new dance forms, b. Registration and participation will indicate the level of interest in the adult dance/fitness class, c. Middle school students and their music teacher will provide feedback after their workshops.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Nutcracker: SOLD OUT! (This has only happened about 6 times in the history of Dawson-Boyd Arts Association, so it's a big deal). Great for everyone, especially families! Hundreds of adults and children experienced professional ballet for the first time be

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Doug Bates, Tim Borstad, DeLaine Engebretson, Ingrid larson, Jeri Popma, JoAnn Roisen, Diane Peet, Janice Prestholdt, Kristyn Wicht, Kevin Szumal
Project Overview
The Nutcracker Ballet and Salsabrosa
Project Details
The Nutcracker Ballet and the Afro-Cuban Group Salsabrosa.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
Street Address
PO Box 434 601 9th St
Zip Code
(320) 769-2955
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee; Cheri Buzzeo: production manager, Willmar Community Theatre, board member at Willmar Area Arts Council; Luanne Fondell: musician, coordinator for Dawson Boyd Arts Association, former board member at Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council; Mary Jane Mardesen: author, theater director, speech/theater/English instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Verna Patrick: retired music educator, member of the Willmar Area Symphony Orchestra and Pens and Brushes writing club; Ron Porep: coordinator, Milan Village Arts School.
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; Kathy Wnorosky: director of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, board member of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association (and Theatre) and the Madison Education Foundation (Ohio), journalist; 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