Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
USA Community Chorus
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
November 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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,000
Direct expenses
$15,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Teach singers about the cultural origins of the songs they will be singing in order to deepen their appreciation for the musical genre of patriotic and ceremonial music. Introduce participants to the discipline and teamwork that is required for high quality choral music. Build camaraderie among members of the various choirs that will participate and create another opportunity for artistic expression among members of the Minnesota Army National Guard and other state military groups. Participants will be asked to respond to a simple pair of questions - Do you appreciate patriotic/ceremonial music more now than before the retreat?" and "Did you acquire or increase your choral skills as a result of the retreat?" A random number of participants will be selected for more in-depth interviews to provide a more complete picture. Their answers will determine which outcomes were met."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Choral Music Retreat 2016
Project Manager
First Name
M.J.
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
USA Community Chorus
Street Address
3593 75th St
City
Swanville
State
MN
Zip Code
56382
Phone
(320) 573-2153
Email
probe@upstel.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Michael Sander: community theater activist, retired educator; Millie Engisch: visual artist, graphic designer, arts administrator; Sue Johnson: retired music educator, vocalist, community leader; Cathy Hartle: retired nonprofit professional, community development specialist; Dawn Espe: Community development professional, arts consumer and advocate; Allan Lynk: community theater enthusiast, arts consumer and advocate; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 25 years’ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Michael Sander: community theater activist, retired educator; Millie Engisch: visual artist, graphic designer, arts administrator; Sue Johnson: retired music educator, vocalist, community leader; Cathy Hartle: retired nonprofit professional, community development specialist; Dawn Espe: Community development professional, arts consumer and advocate; Allan Lynk: community theater enthusiast, arts consumer and advocate; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 25 years’ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No