Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Fergus Falls Center for the Arts, Inc. AKA A Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Grant
Wilkin
Becker
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
$25,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$102,200
Direct expenses
$127,700
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To continue to educate our audiences of vast differences in arts programing as well as understanding the value of the Arts, arts education, history and what the future holds. To bring new/ different art forms to our region. To educate our audiences that, for example, jazz is too large of a category to like or not. That within areas of the arts many different forms exist and by being exposed and educated broad statements can be narrowed and refined discussions can occur. To provide a welcoming, safe environment in which to participate in the Arts. This season with an emphasis on youth programming and outreach. A Center for the Arts patrons are becoming survey weary. In an attempt to gather more data we will mail a survey with a return envelope to our ticket purchasing patron base. At the first concert of the season we started putting red and green slips into the playbills. These slips were used by patrons at the end of the evening to do a simple vote; green if you liked the show red if you did not. We have had great success with numbers of participants. We will still do an end of the season survey but just one. A Center for the Arts will work with reestablishing a word bubble by patrons. Finally we are establishing a committee to gather evaluation information.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Simply a vast majority of patrons like our diverse programming. Please see the charts and information in the booklet.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sarah Duffy, Wally Warhol, Lowell Carpenter, Deb Embretson, Mark Helland, Tim Hunt, Ann Lundeen, Aimee Nordlund, Dave Strom, Kathy Wagnild
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To expand the outreach of the "Center Series" with four concerts and two theatre productions.
Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Burgraff
Organization Name
Fergus Falls Center for the Arts, Inc. AKA A Center for the Arts
Street Address
124 Lincoln Ave W
City
Fergus Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56537
Phone
(218) 736-5453
Email
ac4ta@fergusarts.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.