Arts Organization Development and Equipment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Milan Village Arts School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chippewa
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$57,000
Direct expenses
$72,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The priority goal of this project is to stabilize and expand the Milan Village Arts School and to increase the number of classes held and the number of students participating in Milan Village Arts School programs.Success, of course, will include a new foundation and unfinished basement that is finished and ready for classes by spring, 2015. The Milan Village Arts School will not have accrued any debt it cannot repay within 10 years. We will be holding more classes in the busiest times of the year, and the mildew and must problems will no longer be an issue. We will have safe, secure storage for equipment not in use. Long term, we will be able to accommodate more classes, different kinds of events and workshops that require more space, and we will be able to comfortably hold our expanding student population. Studio sessions will help to develop new generations of teachers. Milan will also boast that its original one-room schoolhouse is the gorgeous non-profit arts school at the end of Main Street for the next several generations to come.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The completion of the first stage of construction is the largest and most measurable outcome. It has been completed to our expectations. We have also continued to receive further funding through other organizations and private donors.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jon Roisen, Elsa Bross,Dan Fondell, Sue Roisen, Robin Moore, Jill Blom, John Larson, Kirstin Lindstrom
Project Overview
Arts Organization Development
Project Details
Milan Village Arts School Basement 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