Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Staples Area Women's Chorus
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2015
End Date
March 2016
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,900
Direct expenses
$11,900
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Bring together 350 women's voices to improve their music performance skills in an inter-generational learning environment. Staples Area Women's Chorus members will serve as mentors to high school and college women by sharing their mature voices and instilling a life-long love of music at Her Voice, Her Song. All singers will be challenged to push their vocal performances skills to another level showing a commitment to excellence, perfecting four new pieces of music, working with a guest conductor and culminating in a public performance. A written evaluation will be given to audience members to fill out as they leave the performance. This evaluation will be tallied and the results studied by the board, to assist in future planning. Each participant will be asked to fill out a pre and post self-assessment of their skills in vocal music. This assessment will be analyzed and the results studied by the board, to determine the accomplishment of our goal. The planning committee, board and Staples Area Women’s Chorus Director will meet to do a post project analysis of what went well and what could be improved for future projects.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful choral activity which brought over 300 women's voices together! All indicators point toward an increase of awareness and skill level.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Her Voice, Her Song 3
Project Manager
First Name
Janet
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Staples Area Women's Chorus
Street Address
805 Prairie Ave NE
City
Staples
State
MN
Zip Code
56479
Phone
(218) 330-3478
Email
jaanderson@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