Arts Organization Development and Equipment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,107
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
January 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Swift
Pope
Otter Tail
Yellow Medicine
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
$4,107
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,375
Direct expenses
$5,482
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

For strategic planning, our measurable goal is a written plan to help direct the board for the next five years. This will include goals about the physical space, the classes and students, membership, fundraising, and future staffing. We will be specifically addressing how to make our studio space more accessible and increase participation, a more cohesive plan for stronger publicity for classes and for the better communication of the value of Milan Village Arts School to the surrounding population. Fundraising will be addressed. We also would like to start to form plans to better include the Micronesian community in Milan as well as to involve more teenagers. By defining and recording the goals, our board will have the means to make decisions that clearly serve those goals. Eventually this will lead to better attendance during open studio, more students of all kinds, and more participation by the surrounding communities.At the end of the retreat, we have an exit evaluation that we will ask the board members to fill out to record people's feelings about the retreat. We will also be able to measure outcomes by the attendance in our classes and response to publicity and public education. We also hope to have more constant fundraising efforts in place and can measure that by the funds we are able to raise above our previous amounts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable outcomes: Purchase of a computer, purchase of an iPad, and the creation of a strategic plan and implementation timeline.

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 Replacement Computer and Board Retreat
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