Minnesota's Legacy

Equip/Fac

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,672
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Prairie Arts Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Redwood
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Yellow Medicine
Lyon
Stevens
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Redwood
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Yellow Medicine
Lyon
Stevens
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,672
Other Funds Leveraged
$668
Direct expenses
$3,340
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal 1: The purchase of business equipment will strengthen the chorale's capacity to serve the arts needs of the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council region by increasing annual donations to the chorale by 20% within two years. Outcomes include the purchase of equipment and software, transfer of information to the new computers, and the creation of a donor database. Goal 2: Increase audience attendance by 10%. Outcomes include a database of groups that might be interested in attending our concerts, followed by those groups receiving a personalized invitation to attend the concert. Goal 3: Chorale business will be easier to complete once all information is located on the business computers. Chorale members and the business manager will report an improvement in task completion. Donations for fiscal year 2014-15 will be compared with fiscal year 2015-16 and 2016-17 to determine the percent increase. Attendance figures for 2015-16 will be compared with 2016-17 to determine the percent increase. Chorale members and the business manager will rate the ease of task completion on a scale of 1 to 100, before and after use of the business computers and the ease will increase by 10 points. No specific evaluation tool is needed to measure the goals, only the annual financial reports, ratings and attendance figures.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Donations were compared to determine if there was an increase. Attendance figures were compared to determine if there was an increase. Those involved were going to be asked to rate the ease of task completion before and after the computers, but since they haven't been able to be used as fully as intended, the ratings weren't completed. Donations for fiscal 2014-2015 were $1275, and were $1857 for 2015-2016, an increase of 46%. Attendance during 2014-2015 season was about 900, attendance during 2015-2016 was about 1250, an increase of 39%.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Vickie Daub, Sue Selden, Jean Schueller, David Zylstra, Becky Hoffman, June Meyerhoff
Project Overview
Equip/Fac
Project Details
Computer purchase
Project Manager
First Name
June
Last Name
Meyerhoff
Organization Name
Prairie Arts Chorale
Street Address
PO Box 531
City
Marshall
State
MN
Zip Code
56258
Phone
(507) 530-2157
Email
junemeyerhoff@mvtvwireless.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: Human Resources Director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate; Kris Gruhot: musician, business owner; Cheryl Hanson: theatre, dance, banking; Lois Schmidt: nonprofit advisory.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No