Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Staples Area Men's Chorus, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
October 2015
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 Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,280
Direct expenses
$14,280
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

At least 475 participants and audience will be exposed to the unique choral work of, professional choral musicians, Cantus. At least 475 participants and audience members will be part of a world premiere debut of a newly created work directed by the composer and lyricist, Christopher Aspaas and David Bengtson. Audience will be part of the performance. At least 294 student participants will network with and learn from college, professional and local musicians. We will tally the number of audience and participants who both work with and listen to the work of Cantus, as well as document this. We will tally the number of audience and participants, as well as document the rehearsals and performance of the new work with photographs, audio and video recordings. We will tally and record the number of students who participate in the festival, and document, via photographs and collection of anecdotal experiences the interactions of the day.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful community choral project with over 600 participants from across the region and state. Vast majority indicated a positive learning and community building experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Real Men Sing 2015
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 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