Arts Organization Start-up
ACHF Arts Access
Our goal is to receive 501c3 status so we can continue to provide art activities while expanding our offerings through grant assistance. 1) Supporting artists and arts organizations in creating, producing and presenting high-quality arts activities: We will continue to provide exhibit space through the Citizens State Bank, and plan to open up discussion for a tour of artist's studios in the area. 2) Overcoming barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities: We hope to expand the number and quality of arts activities within our community. 3) Instilling the arts into the community and public life and region: We will continue to provide concerts and art exhibits. 4) Supporting high-quality, age appropriate arts education for residents of all ages to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the arts: We will continue to provide visual arts classes for all ages. We will know we have achieved our goal when we receive 501c3 status and are able to apply for grants, without having to use a fiscal agent, to bring more art activities to the community. We keep records of all the different art activities that we have provided and we will review them each year to see if having a 501c3 has been to our advantage. We will also see if it makes a difference in donations received once the donations are tax deductible.
Arts Organization Start-up
Tyler Arts Council 501c3 Funding
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor SMSU; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Conroy: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Georgette Jones: literature teacher: theatre actor/director/teacher; Janet Olney: visual artist: Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Tom Wirt: artist: owner Clay Coyote Gallery: Hutchinson Center for the Arts: past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts: writing: Discover Dassel committee: Board member for Litchfield Community Education: Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist: Prairie Music Association: Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer: visual artist: director: adjunct English instructor SMSU.