Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Organization Development and Equipment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,547
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cottonwood
Jackson
Lyon
Marshall
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Rock
Cottonwood
Jackson
Lyon
Marshall
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Rock
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
$11,547
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,218
Direct expenses
$17,765
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Friends of the Auditorium will increase the quality of their season events offered to the community and surrounding areas. 2. To build on this project and mobilize a broad base of financial support. 3. Increasing the diversity and size of Friends of the Auditorium's audiences. 4. To identify and address barriers to production technicians and artists.1. To measure the achievement of increasing the quality of season events offered, Friends of the Auditorium will survey audiences in the 2013-2014 performing arts season. The surveys will include information related to satisfaction and attendance. 2. During this project, Friends of the Auditorium will bring local businesses and individuals to the auditorium to help them learn and understand what it takes to mount a performance, ultimately encouraging them to financially support their programming through sponsorships. Friends of the Auditorium will know if they achieved this goal by the number of sponsors that contribute to the 2013-2014 season of events. 3. Friends of the Auditorium will measure the increase in diversity through the free event offered to the public. Friends of the Auditorium will know if they have succeeded by the number of people that get involved with the immigrant production and the number of people that attend the free event. 4. Jacob Forstein and the rigging contractor will document and address the barrier issues existing before and after the project. In the future, Friends of the Auditorium and the auditorium staff will make it known to artist management and artists that the stage and back stage areas are barrier free for technicians and artists.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Candace Joens, Mary Batcheller,Cindy Elsing, Dan Johnson, Judy Johnson, Arlen Foss, Marcia Liapis
Project Overview

Arts Organization Development

Project Details

To purchase re-rigging equipment and the installation of the equipment for the Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington.

Project Manager
First Name
Margaret
Last Name
Hurlbut Vosburgh
Organization Name
Friends of the Auditorium, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 624 714 13th St
City
Worthington
State
MN
Zip Code
56187
Phone
(507) 360-4228
Email
showtimenow@frontiernet.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
No