Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Morrison
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,268
Direct expenses
$14,268
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Conductor, Jimmy Chen, will rehearse with students of Saint Francis Music Center on at least two separate occasions in order to prepare them for participation with the Heartland Symphony Orchestra Fall Concerts. Expand public relations outreach and increase website use by 30%. Increase the Little Falls audience attendance at the October 10 concert by 10% over last year's fall concert. Increase corporate sponsors by 25%. Increase Heartland Symphony Orchestra contributing members by 250. A visual count will be taken at each program and an evaluation sheet provided for participants and audience. In addition, informal assessments will be received by staff and included in the worksheet for each program. Ticket sales will be recorded and analyzed to determine geographic location of audience members. Students at St Francis will be invited to provide oral or written summaries of their experiences at both the rehearsals and the concert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully provided a high quality orchestral experience for community. 90% of Audience indicated a good or excellent concert performance. Audience participation remained approximately the same from previous years.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Heartland Symphony Orchestra Fall 2015 Concert Series Scandinavian Holiday October 10-11
Project Manager
First Name
Jane
Last Name
Kunkel
Organization Name
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
122 1st St SE PO Box 241
City
Little Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56345
Phone
(800) 826-1997
Email
jane4hso@gmail.com
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