Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,250
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Staples Area Men's Chorus, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
November 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
$2,250
Other Funds Leveraged
$850
Direct expenses
$3,100
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

By October 2015 Staples Area Men’s Chorus will have a new composition to debut at our Real Men Sing! male chorus festival for area middle and high school students. Festival participants (285 student and 120 adult) will have the opportunity to work and rehearse with Christopher Aspaas, the director of the Saint Olaf Viking Chorus and composer of this commissioned piece, and poet David Bengtson, author of the text. These rehearsals will take place before the world premiere at the 2015 Real Men Sing! festival. We will know if the composition was completed in time for rehearsals. Participants will be counted at the festival and be surveyed about their reactions to the new literature, and working with the composer and lyricist.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Aspaas - Bengtson Commission
Project Manager
First Name
James
Last Name
Sauer
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
jsauer@staplesnet.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