Minnesota's Legacy

Community Art Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Elk River Area Arts Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Sherburne
Wright
Hennepin
Isanti
Anoka
Benton
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Hennepin
Isanti
Anoka
Benton
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Administration costs
$10,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Beginning in the spring of 2014, the Elk River Area Arts Alliance will host performances on the dance floor in the gallery in order to achieve a better representation of the performing arts in the space. These may include performances by the Northern Ballet of Rogers and the Land of Lakes Choirboys, newly based out of Elk River. The space will also be used for monthly artist evaluations - a space for local artists to workshop pieces together. The Elk River Area Arts Alliance is also in the planning stages of a new children's series in the space that would involve screening a children's movie and creating artwork inspired by the film. The outdoor patio will be used to host raku pottery demonstrations/classes, as well as outdoor painting classes, and it is our goal to procure two new sculptures for the patio as the beginning of a sculpture garden.The proposed outcomes are ongoing events and will be evaluated by the appropriate committees and the Board in their year-end evaluations, prior to making recommendations for the following year. The Program committee will also evaluate each event as it happens and will make changes as necessary. These ongoing evaluations include the number of attendees, recorded sales, the quality of the event, and any written evaluations given by attendees. The Program Committee's year-end report is given to the Board of Directors, to be included in their annual evaluation of all programs. Additionally, the Board may discuss programs or events at its monthly meeting, which will be recorded in the Board's minutes. The Board is asked to have a presence at all events, and to obtain evaluative feedback from attendees.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We had monthly Artist Networking Meetings. These were attended by local artists and facilitated by an artist. They collaborated on ideas and gained input from others for their projects. A piece was created for our Sculpture Garden - the Soup Ladle. It has been a conversation starter and attracts the attention of drivers. We increased our effort and resources in ArtSoup this year with 3500 people attending. We had a huge variety of art represented for people to see and participate in.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Dave Raymond, Wendy Simenson, Denny Chuba, James Zachowski, Mark Haglund, Sara Hartman, Jack Holmes
Project Overview
Community Art Support
Project Details
The Alliance is a full service arts center with classes, exhibits and performances. We service artists, regional arts organizations and the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Sheri
Last Name
Olson
Organization Name
Elk River Area Arts Alliance
Street Address
609 Main St PO Box 737
City
Elk River
State
MN
Zip Code
55330
Phone
(763) 389-0667
Email
sheri_olson@yahoo.com
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Central Minnesota Arts Board, Leslie LeCuyer (320) 968-4290