Minnesota's Legacy

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,500
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
October 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$76,000
Direct expenses
$103,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To continue to educate our audiences in the vast differences of arts programming as well as understanding the value of the Arts, Arts education, history and what the future holds in live entertainment. 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. To survey patrons a minimum of twice a season. We have found our patrons are feeling over surveyed as the last survey included in programs had a dismal return. We put 200 surveys in playbill handed out to 400 patrons, 2 were returned even with our plea from the stage at the beginning of the evening. That same night over 300 red or white chips were awarded by patrons leaving the facility. We will continue to put white and red poker chips by the exits so patrons can “vote”; white if they liked the event and red if they did not. For outreach we will be asking participants to give us a word or two to describe the experience and put them into a word bubble. Ticket sales will continue to be a criteria for the board of directors as well as the bottom line.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our target audience for performance as stated is the 40 – 60 year old patron. We nailed this with the granted shows. The vast majority of patrons falling into this category. By going to the schools our secondary audience of future patrons have lifelong arts experiences with national and international artists. The vast number of students reported in this final report are from the outreach programming.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Aimee Nordlund, Deb Enbreton, Kathy Wagnild, Kendra Olson, Lowell Carpenter, Mark Helland, Sarah Duffy, Stefanie Gerhardson, Tim Hunt, Wally Warhol
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To present 7 productions for the 2016-17 season with educational outreach.
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
Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager at Historic Holmes Theatre, Board Member at Playhouse 412; Susan Kay: Retired Professor of American Studies, Retreat Coordinator at New York Mills Arts Retreat; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio, textile artist, owner of a quilting retreat center; Andrew Sletten: drummer, actor, organizer of community arts space and performance venue; Siobhan Bremer: Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota-Morris, regional equity actor, director, dancer; Jamie Beyer: marketing and graphic designer; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Erin Gunderson: Library branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Carolyn Aarsvold: former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, retired instrumental music teacher.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager at Historic Holmes Theatre, Board Member at Playhouse 412; Susan Kay: Retired Professor of American Studies, Retreat Coordinator at New York Mills Arts Retreat; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio, textile artist, owner of a quilting retreat center; Andrew Sletten: drummer, actor, organizer of community arts space and performance venue; Siobhan Bremer: Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota-Morris, regional equity actor, director, dancer; Jamie Beyer: marketing and graphic designer; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Erin Gunderson: Library branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Nancy Berns: former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, community theatre advocate, actor, costumer, vocalist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No