Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$784
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance AKA The PRCA
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stevens
Pope
Traverse
Grant
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
$784
Other Funds Leveraged
$43,016
Direct expenses
$43,800
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To pay salaries of the gallery coordinator, bookkeeper, and marketing/outreach/social media coordinator and to insure not only the continued functioning of the gallery, outreach and networking, and implementing of new accounting software. But also additional research into long term sustainability. With the intention to continue to broaden our foundation which our organization is built on. We ask audience members and class participants to complete evaluative surveys when applicable. Our board members gather first-hand evaluative comments. At board meetings after projects, we analyze the success of the project and our minutes reflect that evaluation as well as recommendations for future projects.

Measurable Outcome(s)

It has been a very successful year. We have implemented QuickBooks, which has streamlined the bookkeeping and improved accuracy. We also have connected more with the Chamber. We have been working on submitting more press releases to the newspaper. We were not able to do as much as we had hoped because of circumstances beyond our control, but we are still working to accomplish them and are pleased with how much we have accomplished.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Andrew Sletten, Ann Barber, Carolyn Elias Crabtree, Char Zinda, Dawn Poore, Jenny Nellis, Judy Flicker, Meg Yarnell, Melissa Yauk, Sarah Eckel
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

To pay a portion of the administrative staff salaries in 2017.

Project Manager
First Name
Sarah
Last Name
Eckel
Organization Name
The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance AKA The PRCA
Street Address
630 Atlantic Ave
City
Morris
State
MN
Zip Code
56267
Phone
(320) 585-5037
Email
prca@prairierenaissancce.org
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