Minnesota's Legacy

Equipment/Facilities Improvement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,422
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pottery Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Carver
Scott
Kandiyohi
Renville
McLeod
Meeker
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Carver
Scott
Kandiyohi
Renville
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
$1,422
Other Funds Leveraged
$355
Direct expenses
$1,777
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The objective is to have the Minnesota Pottery Festival become a part of Hutchinson's efforts to become a center for a variety of fine craft, realizing the long term goal of having the arts become a significant part of the city's economy and a model for accomplishing the same in other towns and cities. Volunteers will do one-on-one interviews with visitors. These interview results will be hand collated and reviewed by the Board as part of the annual assessment. Foci of the evaluation will be: visitor experience, visitor knowledge impact, geographical source, economic impact at the Festival and in the community, and festival operations recommendations. Exhibitor research will include: General festival experience, Sales, Economic impact, Operations suggestions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1400 visitors, 24 potters from 11 states, Artists housed with locals gives great exposure to 10 families. Results from Patron Interviews.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Betsy Price, Tom Wirt, Kerry Brooks, Tim Ulrich, Morgan Jindrich
Project Overview
Equipment/Facilities Improvement
Project Details
2015 Minnesota Pottery Festival supplies
Project Manager
First Name
Betsy
Last Name
Price
Organization Name
Minnesota Pottery Festival
Street Address
17614 240th St
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 587-2599
Email
info@mnpotteryfestival.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist, Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former high school English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association, Plum Creek Food Co-op, visual artist, musician; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor;
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
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; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist.