Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Staples Area Men's Chorus, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
October 2014
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
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,000
Direct expenses
$14,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1 - Provide an opportunity for young men in the area to interact and sing with other men. Specifically, many more men than they usually sing with in their own High School choirs, and men of all ages. 2 - The addition of the Great Northern Union - an internationally recognized barbershop chorus. It is our goal to increase participants' knowledge of, and experience with, barbershop literature. 3 - Expose audience to the powerful presence of a semi-professional singing organization.1. Most participants sing with 30 or less men in their High School choir. We will count the number of participants by age groups (student/adult/retired adult). 2. Students will attend a barbershop master class, and will perform one piece of barbershop music using techniques learned. Growth is measured by their ability to successfully perform the piece. Data collected through video/audio recording. 3. The Great Northern Union will perform 45 minutes as part of the public concert, all Real Men Sing! Participants will watch them for free.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful youth arts activity which resulted in increased awareness and skill levels of participants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jerry Reck, Erik Dovre, Ron Denning, John Gorton, Steve Sing, Jim Sauer, Dave Anderson, Bernie, Nelson, Mike Blessing, Jurgen Brunkhorst, Mike Gold
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Real Men Sing! and Real Men Sing Junior
Project Manager
First Name
Don
Last Name
Hoffmann
Organization Name
Staples Area Men's Chorus, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 114
City
Staples
State
MN
Zip Code
56479
Phone
(218) 894-3508
Email
dleehoff@hotmail.com
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