Arts Organization Development and Equipment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,050
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Milan Village Arts School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chippewa
Swift
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,050
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,350
Direct expenses
$5,400
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable goals for this grant will include successful grant requests from new sources as well as networking with people from both granting organizations and other arts organizations. We will also have increased publicity and education efforts which could include publications, visits to clubs, organizations and schools, press releases published in newspapers, radio spots, and more community events. Finally, we will be able to measure an increase in students due to new programming and outreach. The accomplishment of these goals will result in increased and more divers programming as well as a larger support network for Milan Village Arts School, thus contributing to the health of our region and local arts community.We will measure success by the number of successful grant proposals and the comparative before and after income of Milan Village Arts School. We will also track the number of publicity pieces. Numbers of students will also reflect the success of this project. Finally, we will include questions in our exit survey about where people learned about Milan Village Arts School to help track the effect of the additional publicity.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The present measurable outcomes included the amount of funds raised for the Basement Project and the work completed by the assistant in the office. Future measurable outcomes will be the number of events and classes that will be held in the new basement. The school should see an expansion of classes, members, students and as well as attendees at the various annual events. The addition of an assistant should lead to a greater awareness of the school outside of its traditional impact area. For example, the school is gaining greater recognition both nationally and globally from both its classes and events. The Spoon Gathering has expanded to 4 events, including the Spoonfest in England and 2 associated spoon gatherings and green wood working events in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The organizers of the new wood working events attribute their success to the original Spoon Gathering at the Milan Village Arts School. The addition of an assistant to the coordinator will be invaluable to the continued expansion and promotion of the school's goals.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jon Rosen, Elsa Bross, Dan Fondell, Sue Roisen, Robin Moore, Jill Blom, John Larson, Kristin Lindstrom,
Project Overview
Arts Organization Development
Project Details
Milan Village Arts School Development Project
Project Manager
First Name
Ron
Last Name
Porep
Organization Name
Milan Village Arts School
Street Address
97 Washington Ave PO Box 230
City
Milan
State
MN
Zip Code
56262
Phone
(320) 734-4807
Email
mvas@fedteldirect.net
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