Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Staples Area Women's Chorus
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
March 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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,750
Direct expenses
$10,750
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of the project will be to bring 300 women's voices together to improve their music performance skills in an inter-generational learning environment. Staples Area Women's Chorus members will serve as mentors to high school and college women by sharing their mature voices and instilling a life-long love of music. All singers will be challenged to push their vocal performances skills to another level showing a commitment to excellence.There will be several evaluation tools used for this project: 1. A 1/2 page written evaluation will be given to audience members to fill out as they leave the performance. 2. Each participant will be asked to fill out a pre and post self-assessment of their skills in vocal music. 3. A pictorial documentation with one word descriptions of the participants’ responses to being involved in the event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful choral activity which brought 270 women's voices together! All indicators point toward an increase of awareness and skill level.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Hunter, Barb Halvorson, Pat Miller, Pam Collins
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Her Voice, Her Song 2
Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Hunter
Organization Name
Staples Area Women's Chorus
Street Address
1003 3rd Ave NE PO Box 132
City
Staples
State
MN
Zip Code
56479
Phone
(218) 894-1925
Email
AmyforSAWC@gmail.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