Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Colla Voce Choir, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Todd
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,400
Direct expenses
$3,900
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our key measurable objectives include: 1. Enrolling 25-30 participants in the choir. 2. Conduct weekly rehearsals from September 2013 to March 2014. 3. To hold a minimum of one winter and one spring concert. 4. To enhance our participants leadership abilities through activities during rehearsal and concerts.Artistic Staff will periodically evaluate effectiveness of the teaching methods - are the girls learning not only music, but leadership skills. Parents and participants will periodically evaluate the artistic staff and program- is this a worthwhile project, do we have the goals for the organization. Board members will periodically evaluate the choir program as an entity - are there enough committed participants, are they learning not only music but leadership skills, and evaluate the staff.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful youth arts activity which resulted in increased awareness and skill level. The choir seems to also provide a sense of meaning and belonging in the community for the girls.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sheila Edin, Joy Weyer, Kevin Nelson, Jeff Degeest, Lorna Klefsaas, Kathy Iverson, Sandy Paskewitz
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Choir Year 2014-2015
Project Manager
First Name
Sheila
Last Name
Edin
Organization Name
Colla Voce Choir, Inc.
Street Address
325 2nd Ave NE PO Box 294
City
Staples
State
MN
Zip Code
56479
Phone
(218) 894-3576
Email
sedin@clcmn.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher, community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer, artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Schmidt: Arts educator, dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist, community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff, over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher, community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer, artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Schmidt: Arts educator, dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist, community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff, over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No