Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northwoods Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cass
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
$1,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,745
Direct expenses
$13,245
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this project: At least 20 high school students will study with Josh Duffee and members of his orchestra at a free band clinic to be held on July 8th. At least 2 local high school students will be featured as a singer with the Josh Duffee Orchestra during the performances on July 8 and 9, 2017. 450 area residents and visitors will experience the high quality musical artistry of the Josh Duffee orchestra, as they provide a concert and information commemorating one of America's great musical performers, Frank Sinatra. We will count the number of youth participating in the band clinic, and also compare this to previous years, to assess if participation is growing. We will also ask both the students and the musicians for feedback about their experience at the clinic. Our follow-up methods will include brief chats with students during the pizza party, plus a short survey. We will track both the number of students selected to sing with the orchestra, as we the number that auditioned. We will count the number of attendees at each of the concerts. We will compare the number of concert guests to previous years. We will also collect surveys that collect zip codes, among other information to determine if we are successful at not only serving our immediate community, but also attracting visitors to the area. We will make note of feedback given by guests during and after the concert.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Access Project

Project Details

SINATRA! Josh Duffee and his Big Band Play the Music of Frank Sinatra July 7-8, 2017

Project Manager
First Name
Linda
Last Name
Sigtenhorst
Organization Name
Northwoods Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 356
City
Hackensack
State
MN
Zip Code
56452-0356
Phone
(218) 363-3634
Email
l_sigtenhorst@msn.com
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