Community Arts Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,104
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Great River Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Anoka
Morrison
Todd
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Hennepin
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,104
Other Funds Leveraged
$34,587
Direct expenses
$40,691
Administration costs
$4,175
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Two performances with the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra as their principal choral partner; the production of two fine collaborative concerts engaging 70+ local musicians; performance of one free community outreach concert; 10% increase in audience totals and financial support from individuals and businesses; increased public awareness/interaction with GRC through improved online presence (e-communications, social media, website traffic) and public media attention; increased staff support. The renewal of a contract with the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra. Analysis of data in these areas: Attendee counts; revenue generated from patrons and businesses; verbal and written feedback from patrons and collaborators; website, social media and e-message interaction metrics; and media coverage (articles, radio airplay/interviews) will be compared to that of previous seasons to determine success. Increased staff support to be evaluated through increased volunteerism within Great River Chorale and pay increases for essential staff.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Great River Chorale performed 3 concerts as the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra's principal choral partner, produced 2 collaborative concerts engaging 71 local musicians, and performed a free outreach concert at St Cloud's Whitney Senior Center. Between Fiscal Year 2014 and Fiscal Year 2015 audience attendance grew 9% (based on ticket sales), financial donations increased 146%, staff pay increased 14%, new visits to Great River Chorale's website averaged 89%, and 172 of 400 tickets for April 2015 concerts were bought online.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kate Gardner, Alex Hennen, Maureen McCarter, Constance Taylor
Project Overview
Community Arts Support
Project Details
Great River Chorale is 55-voice auditioned adult community choir based in St Cloud, Minnesota
Project Manager
First Name
Deborah
Last Name
Ferrell
Organization Name
Great River Chorale
Street Address
PO Box 945
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56302
Phone
(320) 515-4472
Email
greatriverchorale@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional; Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; George Minerich: Photographer; Ken Barry: Blues musician, Victorian and digital photographer.