Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$902
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lakes Chamber Music Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
September 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Pope
Grant
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$902
Other Funds Leveraged
$31,095
Direct expenses
$31,997
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To present unequaled and outstanding chamber music in the Alexandria and Douglas/Pope County region and to cultivate interest in the arts with culturally meaningful and interesting programs. Our initial evaluation occurs immediately after each concert. The board directors circulate among the departing audience members and musicians to discuss the performance and to assess audience interest and reactions. This year for the first time, we will provide a guest book for our listeners to record their comments about the concerts. Our music director meets with the musicians after each concert to get their impressions of the performance. Following the concert series, the Lakes Chamber Music Society Board meets to discuss each concert individually. We evaluate the project expenses, income, attendance, and general community and musician interest and support.

Measurable Outcome(s)

One of our organization's goals is to cultivate interest in the arts with culturally meaningful and interesting programs. Many audience members talked with our Music Director and board members after the concerts. A common comment was their appreciation of the many different types of music performed by ensembles of various sizes and by such accomplished musicians. One listener commented to me, ''This is NOT like listening to MPR's top 20 classical selections repeated weekly!'' (No offense to MPR, of course.)

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbi Bursch Eysselinck, Dawn Winter, Deb Parrott, Jane Landman, Joan Huseth, Karen Erickson, Kathleen Pohlig, Nathan Doege
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

To pay a portion of the basic operating support expenses in 2017.

Project Manager
First Name
Deb
Last Name
Parrott
Organization Name
Lakes Chamber Music Society
Street Address
PO Box 863
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308
Phone
(320) 335-5008
Email
parrott@charter.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; 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; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; 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

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; 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; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; 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