Minnesota's Legacy

Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wah De Nah Historic and Environmental Learning Proj. AKA Old Wadena Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2013
End Date
August 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wadena
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,000
Direct expenses
$10,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. A successful 2-day Rendezvous and Folk Festival will be held with at least 35 artists/artisans/performers with at least 500 visitors in attendance. 2. Various aspects of the event will be evaluated and analyzed in the categories listed below. 3. The overall event will maintain the quality standards of entertainment, education and folk art demonstrations of past years' events while staying within the projected budget.1. A count of all persons attending the event will be made at the gate. 2. A satisfaction survey will be made, tabulated and analyzed. 3. At the September 2013, board of directors meeting, a formal event evaluation will be made covering the following categories: a. audience, b. quality of performances, c. foods and refreshments, d. financial, e. facilities, toilets, transportation of visitors, f. improvements needed for the future. This provides the basis for the final report to Five Wings.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully presented a traditional folk festival. Majority of participants indicated a positive experience, but attendance was lower than previous year.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Russell Lee, John Crandall, Thomas Crawford, Mary Harrison, Darlys Hamberg, Thomas Kajer, Greg Lieferman, Ralph Miller, Rin Porter, Jamie Robertson, Dee Neal, Jerry Mevvissen
Project Overview
Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folk Festival
Project Details
The Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folk Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring acoustic music, dance, storytelling/theatrics, and folk and fine art. The 2013 Festival, August 10 and 11, is at Old Wadena Historic County Park. Its purpose: to encourage the folk and performing arts.
Project Manager
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Kajer
Organization Name
Wah De Nah Historic and Environmental Learning Proj. AKA Old Wadena Society
Street Address
935 7th St NE 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
Kathryn Lohr: retired librarian; Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artist, community leader; Ann Finch: community theatre producer, community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Jamie Robertson: Arts Administrator, arts advocate, community leader; Mary Scmidt: professional storyteller, college faculty and creative arts club advisor; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 years experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathryn Lohr: retired librarian; Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and artist, community leader; Fred Rogers: community theatre producer, community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Jamie Robertson: Arts Administrator, arts advocate, community leader; Mary Scmidt; professional storyteller, college faculty and creative arts club advisor; Mark Turner; Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 years experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No