Minnesota's Legacy

Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Elk River Area Arts Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Sherburne
Wright
Anoka
Sherburne
Wright
Anoka
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$145,917
Direct expenses
$153,917
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Recognizing that the arts are essential to the quality of life and health of our community, we promote an environment which offers quality arts education, arts experiences, artist support, collaborations with other arts and cultural organizations, and appropriate facilities for instruction, exhibition and performance. If the Alliance achieves its expectations for each program area, we expect that the community will increasingly subscribe to our programs, our artist base will continue to support the Alliance, classes will become more fully subscribed, and the downtown businesses and partnering organizations will continue to work with us in making the arts an essential quality of the community environment. As a by-product, the quality of our offerings will be highly rated and the amount of volunteerism and financial backing from the community will be at an appropriate level.If outcomes and goals are clearly defined before the event occurs, we have found that measurements of success can best be made by the appropriate program committee in their debriefing meetings. They use various instruments; surveys, feedback during the event, observations, audience size and age, etc. The amounts of qualitative and quantitative measurements vary depending on the nature of the event. The bottom line is probably the best quantitative measurement and the committee is primarily concerned with qualitative measurements during their debriefing meetings. All minutes of committee meetings go to the Board and they review all outcomes, either at monthly meetings if they have questions, or at the end of the year when they set Board goals for the next year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Arts Alliance had to vacate its facility within 30 days due to structural weaknesses in the building. This was done successfully, into a new downtown location with enough space to develop a ceramics classroom. The move, however, added a new rent of $1

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dave Raymond, Wendy Simenson, Nichole Hahn, Dennis Chuba, Nancy Gongoll, Jack Holmes, Mark Haglund, Sara Hartman, Tara Swartout, James Zachowski
Project Overview
Arts producing: servicing artists and arts organizations
Project Details
The Elk River Arts Alliance provides arts performances, events, classes and exhibitions for the greater Elk River region. In 2011, approximately 7,500 individuals will experience the arts via Arts Alliance programs, performances, classes, exhibits, and events.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Stander
Organization Name
Elk River Area Arts Alliance
Street Address
312 Jackson Ave PO Box 737
City
Elk River
State
MN
Zip Code
55330
Phone
(763) 441-4725
Email
j_stander@elkriverart.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of St. Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedicts/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive Director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No