Community Art Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Visual Arts Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$8,000
Administration costs
$8,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.75
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Engage 500 visual artists in our programs: Essential Art Exhibition, FYI Workshop, High School Art Exhibition, Art Scope Galleries, Sketchbook and community collaborations. 2. Utilize the website, e-newsletter and social media to broaden our audience and get people engaged and interested in the arts activities in this community.Presenting high quality experiences for emerging and experienced artists, we will keep records of the participation by adults and youth. They will be surveyed to find their satisfaction and suggestions for improvement. Our website is an evolving tool to bring more people information and to link with social media and our e-newsletter, all of which are trackable to find the numbers of people participating.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our vision for this fiscal year included a successful transition to a new Executive Director, a renewed evaluation of our programs and finances, and establishing new partnerships and collaborations with like-minded organizations and individuals. We tracked our progress on these goals by evaluating each program as it was produced and took into account the feedback from the community. We focused on our finances and now have a board member dedicated to the finances and book keeping.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Ellen Nelson, Julia Gustafson, Regan Stommes, Shane Mahon, Christopher Zlatic
Project Overview

Community Art Support

Project Details

Visual Arts Exhibitions and Professional Development organization

Project Manager
First Name
Ellen
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
á. Visual Arts Minnesota
Street Address
PO Box 972 á
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56302
Phone
(320) 257-3108
Email
vam@visualartsminnesota.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Chris Rasmussen: Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; John Stander: active in Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Janice Courtney: Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, Member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Chris Rasmussen: Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; John Stander: active in Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Janice Courtney: Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, Member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No