Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wah De Nah Historic and Environmental Learning Project AKA Old Wadena Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wadena
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,000
Direct expenses
$15,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will increase attendance by at least 10% over 2014, serving 400 adults and 110 youth. At least 35 artists/artisans/performers will be contracted to perform, demonstrate or exhibit their art. In 2015, we will add at least 2 board members who are under the age of 40, who are aligned with the mission of the Old Wadena Society, have needed skills, to bring fresh energy and ideas to our organization and this project. A count of all persons attending will be made at the gate, and this will be recorded and compared to 2014. Artist contracts will be tracked and recorded. A count of board members under the age of 40 will be made and recorded at the last board meeting of the fiscal year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful cultural heritage preservation project with increased attendance over previous year by 10%. Majority of participants indicated an overall positive experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Kajer
Organization Name
Wah De Nah Historic and Environmental Learning Project AKA Old Wadena Society
Street Address
PO Box 172
City
Staples
State
MN
Zip Code
56479
Phone
(218) 894-2906
Email
tkajer2906@charter.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