Art Project Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Montevideo
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chippewa
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,400
Direct expenses
$26,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is to instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. We hope to increase the number of people who are aware of public art projects in Montevideo, and to grow their appreciation for these types of projects. We hope to create a social media buzz, which will attract attention to public art projects and ideas in Montevideo. We will distribute a paper survey and conduct interviews at the project site to get feedback on the project. We will ask questions such as “What do you think about the mural and railroad car?” and “What other public art projects would you like to see?” We will post on Facebook and track number of views and shares. We will use a Survey Monkey survey and link this to our Facebook page. We will document the project with video, photographs and social media posts as it is being created. We will contact art and history teachers at the schools and invite their participation in the project and get their feedback. We will show the completed video in the schools and use it as a springboard for a discussion about the importance of the railroad in the creation of Montevideo. It is expected that these activities this will engage the youth in our community and also prevent future vandalism.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our main evaluation was a paper survey at the event. We also posted the online version of the survey on our Facebook page. Surveys showed a VERY positive response: Instilled the arts into the community and public life in our region. Increased the number of people who are aware of public art projects in Montevideo to grow their appreciation for these types of projects. Created a social media buzz with our video.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Debra Lee Fader, Marvin Garbe, Nathan Schmidt, Bryce Curtiss, Todd Hay, Karen Nieuwbeerta, Steve Jones, Emily Sumner, Brook Pederson, Patrick Moore, Glen Herfurth, Ruth Ann Lee, Dan Sanborn, Donna Krueger
Project Overview
Art Project Legacy
Project Details
Painted Railroad Car project
Project Manager
First Name
Kristi
Last Name
Fernholz
Organization Name
City of Montevideo
Street Address
PO Box 517
City
Montevideo
State
MN
Zip Code
56265
Phone
(320) 269-6575
Email
citymgr@montevideomn.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: Human Resources Director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Bill Gossman: visual artist, musician; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Maureen Keimig: actor, theater director; Mary Pieh: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No