Local Arts Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 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
September 2014
End Date
March 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Stearns
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$29,500
Direct expenses
$32,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The intended outcomes are: 85% of students would report exploring something they had not had a chance to experience before the conference; 90% of participants would rate the sessions Good to Excellent; Students will provide positive qualitative comments about what they learned during conference sessions; Adult participants will provide qualitative comments about how the experience positively influenced the students that they chaperoned.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)

98% of students reported exploring something they had not had a chance to experience before the conference. 97% rated the sessions Good to Excellent. 893 youth served, 284 adult participants, 33 artists.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Maydra Maas, Kathi Thymain, Donald Brugman, Kathryn Kelly, Sally Vogt, Michael Zins, Michael O'Brien, Jan Fransen, Carol Morgan, Maggie Kluver, Steve Schnieder, Tom Walsh
Project Overview
Local Arts Initiative
Project Details
Young Writers Conference
Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Hoff
Organization Name
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
Street Address
1420 College Dr E
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
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No