Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Austin Area Commission for the Arts AKA Historic Paramount Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Steele
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,637
Direct expenses
$14,637
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We are providing access to participation in the arts for more Minnesotans by paying musicians from Minnesota to perform in Austin for the first time and providing a free opportunity for our community to experience musicians that they have potentially never heard before. We will survey both the musicians and Festival attendees to collect feedback on their experience. This will help us determine if these groups did in fact have better access to participate in the arts through music provided at the ArtWorks Festival.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal was successfully met. We were able to pay musicians from throughout Minnesota to play at our event. Many of the festival attendees were hearing these musicians for the first time, increasing their fan base.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Megan Burroughs, Mary Davenport, Greg Davis, Andrew Kepper, Bradley Mariska, Rod Nordeng, Gretchen Ramio, Ward Robinson, Belita Schindler, Marlene Schlichter, Jim Schroeder, David Sylte, Mary Anne Wolesky
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Music for the 2015 Austin Artworks Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Marlene
Last Name
Schlichter
Organization Name
Austin Area Commission for the Arts AKA Historic Paramount Theatre
Street Address
300 Main St N
City
Austin
State
MN
Zip Code
55912
Phone
(507) 434-0934
Email
accountant@austinareaarts.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: performance artist; John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: operations manager, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: secretary, Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: visual artist; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Kathleen Peterson, playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Joan Sween: author; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter