Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Organization Development and Equipment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Community Theatre, Inc. AKA The Barn Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Renville
Meeker
Wright
McLeod
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Stearns
Kandiyohi
Renville
Meeker
Wright
McLeod
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$109,500
Direct expenses
$124,500
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artistic goals are to reduce the barriers to participation and access. With a variety of art and theatre classes, events and activities the focus is to expand our capacity to serve our region. Programs in all levels of art and theatre and dance education would introduce newcomers, stimulate intermediate, and support veteran artists and individuals and groups in our community. Building bridges with our neighbors to engage artists, friends and families within their cultures will provide more diverse events making accessible programs in their languages, style and fields of interest. The cultural diversity will benefit our audiences by broadening exposure and knowledge of other cultures, as well as preserving our own while creating a collaborative environment for all artists in our community. This will foster the ability to reach new people.The achievement of our goal will be a measurement of number of new activities and the number of participants, by counting them. Also, we will measure the interest and success of the activities with a survey of the participants. To evaluate the outcome of that project we will use an evaluation form following each event, program, class or activity. This form will assist in planning ongoing and future activities and function.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The visible space and the opportunities it provides. Rental. Theatre activity. Music recitals, concerts and workshops.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Randy Czarnetzki, Jim Ellingson, John P Cola, Fred Gould, Candy Anderson, Darcy Lease, mary Wilkowske, Pam Klein, Connie Medin, John Dean, Nikke Bettcher, lars Markeson, Gwen Krebsbach
Project Overview
Arts Organization Development
Project Details
Facility Development for Adaptable Theatre, classroom, production space
Project Manager
First Name
Cheri
Last Name
Buzzeo
Organization Name
Willmar Community Theatre, Inc. AKA The Barn Theatre
Street Address
321 4th St SW
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
(320) 235-9500
Email
business@thebarntheatre.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, 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 for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Jane Link visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471