Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,145
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Visual Arts Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,145
Other Funds Leveraged
$51,827
Direct expenses
$60,972
Administration costs
$9,145
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.75
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Engage 500 visual artists 2. Utilize the website, e-newsletter and social media to broaden our audience and get people engaged and interested in the arts activities in this community. 3. This funding will support a part time director at 568 hours per year. The role of the director is to write grants, prepare for board meetings, develop relationships with community members, and to coordinate programs.When it comes to the types of programs we present, we want to make sure that we have a high quality experience bringing in a consistent stream of emerging and experienced artists. 100 artists for Essential Art; 150 student artists for High School Art; 150 artists for FYI Professional Development; 40 artists for the Art Scope Community Galleries; 60 artists involved in Sketchbook. Our website is an evolving tool to bring more people information and to link with social media and our e-newsletter. The use of social media allows for people to receive reminders and information about programs of the past and future projects. We share information on a larger scope, within the community and throughout the country. Our online communication methods are all trackable to find the level of engagement and outreach. The use of staff time is approximately 11 hours per week, when calculated based on the funds of this grant. We anticipate that many of these hours will be isolated during periods of the year, with programs concentrated in the winter.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Engage 500 visual artists 2. Utilize the website, e-newsletter and social media to broaden our audience and get people engaged and interested in the arts activities in this community. 3. This funding will support a part time director at 568 hours per year. The role of the director is to write grants, prepare for board meetings, develop relationships with community members, and to coordinate programs.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Visual Arts Exhibitions and Professional Development Organization
Project Manager
First Name
Natalie
Last Name
Ratha
Organization Name
Visual Arts Minnesota
Street Address
913 St Germain St W PO Box 972
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56301-3460
Phone
(320) 257-3108
Email
vam@visualartsminnesota.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; 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, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; 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, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No