Arts Organization Development and Equipment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,750
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Big Stone Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
April 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Big Stone
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
$3,750
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,250
Direct expenses
$5,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Big Stone Arts Council will use the resources of its members more effectively by developing shared understanding of which programs/activities will contribute most powerfully to our near term purpose and long term goal of a sustainable cultural center. Big Stone Arts Council will re-structure directors' roles according to talents/interests and re-organize committees so there isn't overlap and overload. 2. Big Stone Arts Council members' know-how will be advanced in selected capacity areas such as governance, community engagement, fund development, etc. 3. We will attract new members with a range of expertise to the board, project management and other volunteer roles. 4. There will be an increased number of people who experience, appreciate and support arts council programs and productions. They will also gain greater awareness and understanding of the arts through their experiences. The community will benefit from art as an economic force, will gain a sense of community health and vitality through arts interaction, and pride in our regional arts identity.1. This will be measured by business meetings that run more efficiently. 2. The consultant will continually gauge participant understanding with questions throughout the workshop. 3. Number of new members and participants. 4. We will measure this through event sales, audience numbers, oral feedback and an exit survey at events.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Long term benefits will be a healthier, more efficient board/organization and increase community participation in the arts and support of the cultural center.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Liz Rackl, Kristi Delage, Rob Rakow, Deb Larson, Don Sherman, Neva Foster, Erlys Sis
Project Overview
Arts Organization Development and Equipment
Project Details
Strategic Planning.
Project Manager
First Name
Deb
Last Name
Larson
Organization Name
Big Stone Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 42
City
Ortonville
State
MN
Zip Code
56278
Phone
(320) 273-2146
Email
larson.deborrah@gmail.com
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; 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; 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.
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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes