Arts Organization Development

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Big Stone Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
November 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,000
Direct expenses
$5,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal is supporting artists and arts organizations in creating, producing and presenting high-quality arts activities. Through the goal to conduct a strategic plan, Big Stone Arts Council expects to see both a new intention or motivation to take some course of action, and an improved ability or capacity to grow the mission. By achieving our goal to support artists and arts organizations we also expect to see the following as an outcome of this project: Organizational Self Esteem -- Big Stone Arts Council will see its worth and grow its mission to promote the vitality of the Big Stone area by continually developing the region into a thriving hub of cultural-artistic expression and engagement. Board Engagement -- Board Members will be passionate about the mission and engage regularly and aim to expand membership and board diversity. Partnership Relationships -- The organization will grow capacity and create greater impact and importance in the artistic development of the Big Stone community. Investment -- Boards of Directors and community members will want to invest both resources and time to achieve long-term and sustainable goals. Accountability -- Board of directors and others involved set goals and regularly assess performance against these goals. The organization consistently provides impactful stewardship reports that illustrate to all donors and stakeholders how together they are making an impactful difference. Expected changes would be a more focused organization with the strengths that a comprehensive plan can provide. The hope that this new energy would translate into increased high-quality arts activities for our community. Through the education of our board of directors and membership and additional evaluation and assessment of our community needs, we will develop an action plan with a specific timeline. Each action will have specific individuals with the skills to accomplish the task. Each action planned will be evaluated by the organization at the monthly meeting. Participant surveys where possible will be utilized. Outcomes will be documented through participant surveys, observations, data collection, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis and more.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Surveys, reports, open-ended questioning, SWOT analysis, and data analytics: By identifying clear strengths, weaknesses and priority areas, the BSAC has a very clear road map to increase internal efficiencies and serve more people throughout the Big Stone County Region. By having a 12-month annual plan that outlines all areas of operation, the leadership can no longer be a reactive organization but truly plan and grow for the future.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Becky Parker, Patty Haukos, Ethel Swenson, Elaine Gable, Edie Barrett, Liz Rackl, Lee Kanten
Project Overview

Arts Organization Development

Project Details

Strategic Planning/Capacity Building

Project Manager
First Name
Liz
Last Name
Rackl
Organization Name
Big Stone Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 42
City
Ortonville
State
MN
Zip Code
56278
Phone
(320) 760-9491
Email
lizrakl@msn.com
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; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; 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 and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Player, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Anne O'Keefe Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471