Local Arts Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Rock
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$33,000
Direct expenses
$35,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

98% of students will report exploring something they had not had a chance to experience before the conference. 98% of participants will rate the art sessions good to excellent. Plus provide a qualitative evaluation by sharing the comments we receive from student and adult participants. A survey is conducted following the conference to determine the perceptions of youth and adult participants. All the data collected will be used to evaluate the conference and the presenting artists. Information gleaned from the evaluation will be used to make changes to future conferences (i.e., adding different sessions, making logistical changes, considering possible keynote presentations, etc.).

Measurable Outcome(s)

84% of the students who returned an evaluation, responded that they learned a new skill. Also, adults were asked, "How has the experience at this conference influenced your child/student?", and responded: Wanting to get out the art supplies more and be creative. Continues to foster his love of art. Excitement into exploring different areas. Teaches them to branch out & experiment w/new materials & ideas. She's always loved art & this re-ignites her creativity. My daughter has enjoyed today. More exposure to visual art! They were pleased with their day & excited to practice more when they get home. They enjoyed it very much. My child had a great time. We will be back next year. I hope it continues to keep working on her art. He sees his interests affirmed. Has re-ignited an interest in drawing. Was eager to share what he learned.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Maydra Maas, Matt Coleman, Kathi Thymian, David Kilpatrick, Don Brugman, Maggie Kluver, Kathryn Kelly, Steve Schnieder, Darin Balken, Tom Walsh, Jody Bauer, Mike Zins
Project Overview

Local Arts Initiative

Project Details

Conference for Young Artists

Project Manager
First Name
Andrea
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
Street Address
1420 College Dr E
City
Marshall
State
MN
Zip Code
56258
Phone
(507) 537-2251
Email
andrea.anderson@swsc.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No