Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,820
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 2013
End Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Grant
Wilkin
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,820
Other Funds Leveraged
$83,920
Direct expenses
$105,740
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A Center for the Arts will offer a seven show series of amazing “WOW” factor artists at a regionally acceptable fee. We will continue to be a professional organization offering world class entertainment, experiences, outreach, education and community involvement to our patrons, performers, community members, family and friends. Over 700 adults, 500 between the ages of 50 to 60, will attend one of the workshops or outreach programs. Over 2000 students will be afforded the opportunity to interact with world class artists. Thousands from the community will continue to benefit directly or indirectly by the ability to interact with artists of different cultures, talents and creativity through workshops, run outs, meet and greets and/or performances. The artists will interact with the youth of our region offering classes, training and kind words; instilling arts and culture into our community and its citizens. Our season will be as barrier free, to all our patrons, as we can make it and we will listen to patron suggestions and ideas to make their experience even more pleasurable. We will survey our audience and compile show information so we may learn and become better at providing services to them in the future. All while staying within the Board approved budget.A simple survey, both handout and online, will be given to participating patrons at the end of the series. Age range will be a question on the survey. We are looking to see in increase in attendance by the targeted group as well as an 85% positive experience rating, in addition the series information 1. Number of series tickets, 2. Number of single night tickets, 3. Number of youth tickets, 4. Expense breakdown will all be a part of our final series report.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Over 2000 e-mails were sent a survey monkey survey, 45 were completed. Hard copy results and photos have been given to Lake Region Arts Council staff. Word balloons were used for only the last two shows and have been refined for the Fiscal Year 2015 shows. Of note 6 of the surveys did not check any of the listed shows. (hard copy) 42% rated the shows "Excellent," 38% "Very Good," 16 "Fairly Good," 2% "Mildly Good," and 2% "Not Good at All."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ben Schierer, Deb Embretson, Deb Ferguson, Linda MacFarlane, Lisa Litt, Mark Helland, Mark Olmsted, Nancy Straw, Scott Wagnild, Stephen Rufer, Tim Hunt
Project Overview
Concert Series 2013-14
Project Details
To sponsor 7 performances with residency during the coming season.
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 W Lincoln Ave
City
Fergus Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56537
Phone
(218) 736-5453x 16
Email
ac4ta@fergusarts.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Christian Boe: former director of Traverse County Social Services, musician, art advocate; Donald Clark: professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager Minnesota State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Michael Eble; professor and gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris, visual artist; Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor of The Julliard School; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Dick DuBord (alternate): former Lakes Region Arts Council Board member, visual artist-wood.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Donald Clark: professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager at Mankato State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor at The Julliard School; Christian Boe: former director Traverse County Social Services, musician, art advocate; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Michael Eble: professor and gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris, visual artist; Kari Adams: visual artist, graphic designer, printmaker; Dick DuBord: retired Professor Social Work at Mankato State University-Moorhead, visual artist-wood.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No