Local Arts Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 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 2012
End Date
July 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Stearns
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$30,886
Direct expenses
$33,386
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

100% of participants will complete a hands-on art activity in each class, 90% of participants will be more interested in art after the conference, 90% of participants will explore art activities that are new to them, 9% of participants will learn more about art careers, 95% of participants would attend in the future if given the opportunity A post conference evaluation is conducted through a survey (paper electronic) with students, adults (teachers and parents) and presenters. In addition to the quantitative information we also collect qualitiative comments from students, adults and presenters.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The 2012 Conference for Young Artists was very successful. We had the largest participation rates that this event has ever seen. While there is always room to improve, we felt positive about the conference outcomes. A brief summary of the results of our student survey: 99% of participants said they would attend in the future if given the opportunity (our goal was 95%). 83% of participants said they learned more about art careers (our goal was 90%). 93% of participants explored art activities that were new to the (our goal was 90%). 96% of participants were more interested in art after the conference (our goal was 90%). 99% of participants completed a hands-on activity in each class (our goal was 100%).

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Maydra Maas, Kathi Thymian, Donald Brugman, Kathryn Kelly, Sally Vogt, Michael Zins, Michael O'Brien, Jan Fransen, Carol Morgan, Maggie Kluver, Steve Schnieder, Tom Walsh
Project Overview

Young Artists Conference

Project Details

Young Artists Conference

Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Hoff
Organization Name
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
Street Address
1420 E College Dr
City
Marshall
State
MN
Zip Code
56258-3805
Phone
(507) 537-2251
Email
Tom.Hoff@swsc.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Deb Larson: visual artist, president of Big Stone County Arts Council; Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Connie Feig: arts advocate, board member of the Barn Theater and Willmar Area Arts Council; Randy Meyer; visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Patricia Enger: visual artist, theater artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Connie Feig: arts advocate, board member of the Barn Theater and Willmar Area Arts Council; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Patricia Enger: visual artist, theater artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No