Community Arts Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$66,409
Direct expenses
$76,409
Administration costs
$8,332
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Fundraiser will reach 500 households with 150-200 registered guests, 75 of them being new to Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota; first-ever Alum Concert will reach 250 Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota alums with 30-50 participating in concert; Chicago Tour will reach 725 people through various concerts in an assisted living facility, high school, and evening formal concert; Women’s Choir Festival will reach 100 Central Minnesota girls participating, 3 high schools, 100 audience members; office support staff search will yield at least 10 qualified applicants. Fundraiser reservations will be tallied post-event; total registrations, silent auction donations, and number of volunteers will determine future fundraising events; Alum Concert responses will be tallied pre-and post-event, survey feedback will indicate future concert interest; we will count size of audience at tour concerts; Women’s Choir festival attendance, participation, audience size, and survey feedback will be evaluated; new office staff and hours will be evaluated at end of season.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Tour Fundraiser reached 300 households with 155 registered guests, 55 of them being new to Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota; first-ever Alum Concert reached 250 Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota alums with 33 participating in concert, post-concert survey yielded positive results; Chicago Tour reached roughly 600 people through two concerts at inner-city high school and evening formal concert; Women's Choir Festival reached 40 Central Minnesota girls participating, 1 high school, 60 audience members; office support staff search yielded 2 qualified applicants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
David Tilstra, Karen Cash, Mary Jo Bot, Alex Klaers, Jennifer Butkowski, Katrina Dickhaus, David Paulson, Andrew Walesch, Kelly Warren, Joann Weber, Jennifer Wildeson, Ethan Wittrock
Project Overview
Community Arts Support
Project Details
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, a non-profit choir, represents 18 different Central Minnesota high schools and 20 communities.
Project Manager
First Name
Paula
Last Name
Heydman
Organization Name
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
Street Address
913 St Germain St W
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56301
Phone
(320) 281-9226
Email
pheydman@youthchorale.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.