Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,250
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 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Becker
Wilkin
Grant
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,250
Other Funds Leveraged
$113,500
Direct expenses
$132,750
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To connect artists and audiences by providing the best possible arts experiences that inspire creativity, curiosity, imagination and learning. Continue the never ending education of our audiences and through outreach teach patrons about 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. ARTRAGIOUS is a perfect example with elements of live music, dance, audience participation and painting all in a single performance. To educate our audiences that jazz or dance is too large of a category to like or not. That within areas of the arts many different forms exist and through education broad statements can be narrowed and a refined discussions can occur. To provide a welcoming and safe environment in which all can participate in the Arts. While we will continue to survey patrons a minimum of twice a season. We have found our patrons are feeling over surveyed as one of 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. A Center for the Arts has committed to hold community forum meetings over the next year about our programing, the future for our organization in the community as well as perceptions of our facility.

Measurable Outcome(s)

On average we are seeing over 200 white (liked) chips to 2 red chips (dislike). Our piano player received the most red chips this year at eight and several of the performances received no red chips. People like the variety and even discover they like new

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Al Kremeier, Chris Werkau, Kathy Wagnild, Kendra Olson, Lowell Carpenter, Tim Hunt, Wally Doric, Wally Warhol
Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To present a series of performance for the 2017/18 season featuring pianist Richard Tostenson, "Unsinkable Women" by Deborah Templin, Louise and the Glorious Birds, "Nutcracker" Minnesota Ballet, Monroe Crossing concert, Good Lovelies concert and Artagious.

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

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No