Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,530
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dreams United/Suenos Unidos, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Todd
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,530
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,750
Direct expenses
$5,280
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this project, the repertoire of the Mexican Folk Dance Group will expand. Our audience will be exposed to Maypole dancing from both Mexican and European traditions, an art form they have not previously experienced. At least 700 people, approx. 1/2 of Hispanic origin, and 1/2 from northern European origin will experience the Cinco de Mayo fiesta. To know if we have achieved our goals, we will...Videotape the new dance(s) learned by the group and retain this recording for reference as we prepare for future performances. Provide the opportunity to see this dance, which is new to most in the community, as well as solicit feedback about it. By using numbered meal tickets issued to fiesta guest we will have an accurate count of fiesta attendees. Nearly all of the people that eat the meal watch the performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful cultural heritage preservation activity with the majority of participants indicating a positive cultural experience. Attendance was lower than expected.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Cinco de Mayo 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Timothy
Last Name
King
Organization Name
Dreams United/Suenos Unidos, Inc.
Street Address
15261 County Rd 38
City
Long Prairie
State
MN
Zip Code
56347
Phone
(320) 732-6203
Email
tyjking49@centurylink.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and 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 and dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist and community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and 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 and dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist and community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No