Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,596
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Milan Village Arts School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chippewa
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,596
Other Funds Leveraged
$89,044
Direct expenses
$93,640
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The school wishes to expand classes in its current categories by 20 - 25% in 2017 by attracting high-quality classes with high-quality instructors. A new class will only be introduced if the school is confident of attracting sufficient students. Another goal is not only to consolidate, but also expand our artist studio program. Goal 3: To further develop the Spoon Gathering and seek the development of other community arts events. Class evaluation is made by the number of classes successfully run, the total number of students registered and student feedback. The Artist's Studio program is evaluated through the number of studios, the students attending and student feedback. The success of the Spoon Gathering is evaluated through attendee numbers and student feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Class evaluation is made by the number of classes successfully run, the total number of students registered and student feedback. It is unusual to cancel a class at Milan Village Arts School. Milan Village Arts School is very careful about running classes that will attract students and will most likely fill. Art forms go through cycles. The fibre arts are not as popular as in previous years and are the classes that are most likely not to fill. Student numbers are solid and the school receives excellent feedback on all its classes. The Artist's Studio program is evaluated through the number of studios, the students attending and student feedback. The studio program continues to grow and improve. Both Framing and Weaving are fully operational. Silversmithing is always in need of new equipment, but is currently well equipped. All four studios attract good participation. Rarely would a studio session be cancelled due to lack of participation. The success of the Spoon Gathering is evaluated through attendee numbers and student feedback. Attendee numbers are strong and growing. Carvers from 18 US states and Canada converged on Milan for the 2016 Spoon Gathering.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jon Roisen, John Larson, Kirstin Lindstrom, Jill Christie, Dan Fondell, Robin Moore, Jill Blom, Scott Wilson, AJ Zandt, Pauline Pate
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
Operating Support
Project Manager
First Name
Ron
Last Name
Porep
Organization Name
Milan Village Arts School
Street Address
PO Box 230
City
Milan
State
MN
Zip Code
56262
Phone
(320) 734-4807
Email
mvas@fedteldirect.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; 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; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate; Kris Gruhot: musician, business owner; Cheryl Hanson: theatre, dance, banking; Lois Schmidt: nonprofit advisory.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No