Minnesota's Legacy

Community Arts Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,904
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Granite City Folk Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Sherburne
Sherburne
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
$2,904
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,402
Direct expenses
$15,306
Administration costs
$2,904
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To offer regular concerts, book a mix of local/regional and touring artists, and offer modest guarantees-against-sales to At the Door artists. Track attendance (which amounts to ticket sales) for both At the Door and Main Series events. Track number of Main Series events. Continue to fill our calendar with regular (mostly weekly) events.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We just count things: 27 concerts, attendance totaling 803. We booked 3 high-guarantee acts--John Gorka, Ann Reed, John McCutcheon--at modest ticket prices ($20-25). 17 acts were priced $10-12 and 5 at $14-16. We offered guarantees ($100-150) to the 9 At

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Support

Project Details

Granite City Folk Society: We put on concerts in the (broadly-understood) folk/traditional/acoustic area.

Project Manager
First Name
Russell
Last Name
Letson
Organization Name
Granite City Folk Society
Street Address
1425 23rd St SE
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56304
Phone
(320) 253-8749
Email
granitecityfolk@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janice Courtney: Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board, arts advocate, an arts administrator; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC, served on many of non-profit boards; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author, served on a number of Boards of Directors; 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, Community Education Art Class instructor; Mark Nelson: Public School Music Teacher, choral director, community theatre director, voice lessons instructor, American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Board Member.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Janice Courtney: Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board, arts advocate, an arts administrator; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC, served on many of non-profit boards; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author, served on a number of Boards of Directors; 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, Community Education Art Class instructor; Mark Nelson: Public School Music Teacher, choral director, community theatre director, voice lessons instructor, American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Board Member.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No