Community Arts Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,420
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Visual Arts Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
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
$6,420
Other Funds Leveraged
$36,558
Direct expenses
$42,978
Administration costs
$6,420
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.26
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Engage 500 visual artists in our programs: Essential Art Exhibition and Celebration, FYI Artist Professional Development Workshop, Do Art (formerly known as Sketchbook) artist meeting group, Art Scope Community Galleries, Lemonade Art Fair Pop Up Galleries. 2. Utilize our website, e-newsletter and social media to broaden our audience and get more people involved in visual arts activities in our community. We will keep records of the participation by adults and youth in all of our programs. We will conduct surveys to look for what worked and what could be improved. We will also be able to keep record of online involvement increases via our e-newsletter with Mailchimp, our likes" on our Facebook page and our Twitter followers."

Measurable Outcome(s)

In Fiscal Year 2015 Visual Arts Minnesota presented the following programs: Essential Art Exhibition and Celebration, Fyi Artist Professional Development Workshop, Do Art (formerly known as Sketchbook) artist meeting group, Art Scope Community Galleries, Lemonade Art Fair and Saint Cloud Art Crawl participation. We utilized our website, e-newsletter and social media to broaden to reach audiences and conduct surveys with our programs.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ellen Nelson, Regan Stommes, Christopher Zlatic, Shane Mahon, Julia Gustafson
Project Overview
Community Arts Support
Project Details
Visual Arts Exhibitions and Professional Development Organization
Project Manager
First Name
Natalie
Last Name
Ratha
Organization Name
Visual Arts Minnesota
Street Address
PO Box 972
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56302
Phone
(320) 257-3108
Email
vam@visualartsminnesota.org
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.