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
January 2016
End Date
April 2016
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 Spring Concert. Heartland Symphony Orchestra will prepare two feature stories, expand public relations outreach by adding two additional media outlets and increase website use by 20% over Fall 2015. Heartland Symphony Orchestra will increase the Little Falls audience attendance at the April 9th concert by 10% over last year's spring concert. Heartland Symphony Orchestra will add two additional sponsors for the Spring Concert season in order to meet our goals of increasing corporate sponsors by 10% for the year. Heartland Symphony Orchestra will add 86 contributing members by the end Spring Concert season in order to meet our goals of increasing Heartland Symphony Orchestra contributing members by 20% or 250 individuals for the year. Evaluation will be shown through successful performances as indicated by audience and performers. Records will be kept indicating the date and placement of feature articles, radio/TV interviews and press releases. The number of visitors to the new website will be monitored and both website hits and the email sign-up list will increase by 30%. A head count of the audience will be done at the Little Falls concert and compared with previous numbers.

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 OrchestraÆs 2016 Spring Concert Series
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
56345-0241
Phone
(800) 826-1997
Email
jane4hso@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Sue Johnson: retired music teacher and arts 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; Cathy Hartle: Retired Comunity Development Specialist and nonprofit consultant; Millie Engisch: Graphic artist, and nonprofit arts organization leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: retired community development professional and arts advocate; Kayleen Horsma: practicing visual artist and arts supporter; Michael Sander: Former professional theater critic and theater activist; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Sue Johnson: retired music teacher and arts 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; Cathy Hartle: Retired Comunity Development Specialist and nonprofit consultant; Millie Engisch: Graphic artist, and nonprofit arts organization leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Cathy Hartle: retired community development professional and arts advocate; Kayleen Horsma: practicing visual artist and arts supporter; Michael Sander: Former professional theater critic and theater activist; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No