Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,730
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Art of the Lakes Association, Inc. AKA Art of the Lakes
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Douglas
Grant
Becker
Pope
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
$3,730
Other Funds Leveraged
$82,870
Direct expenses
$86,600
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To propel Art of the Lakes Association into the next half-century, further its mission of developing and encouraging an interest in the Arts in the area, and become a community art hub. Specific goals achieved by this grant activity enable us to meet the larger goal. Specific goals are 1) engage architect Nelson to develop plans and costs for a remodel/addition and produce collateral material with which Art of the Lakes Association can begin a capital campaign during its 50th anniversary celebration summer 2017, and 2) continue to fund a part-time employee for administrative work so members can devote time to achieving the mission of the organization. Art of the Lakes Association evaluates activities through various means: Workshops are evaluated via an evaluation form at the end of the workshop; Studio Tour is evaluated by number of artists participating and public attendance; Art and Craft fair is evaluated by event attendance and number of vendors who apply; the art gallery is evaluated by the number of visits per year and the amount of sales. Art of the Lakes Association as an organization is evaluated by annual membership.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We worked with architect Mark Nelson to develop plans to remodel and expand our facility and met with Tom McSparron from West Central Initiative to learn how to begin fundraising for the expansion. We introduced the architectural plans during our 50th anniversary celebration and displayed them in the gallery the rest of the year. We also paid a part-time employee out of the grant, $1,000 of her wages.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Annette Hochstein, Craig Haukebo, Dar Eckert, Diane Fuder, John Michael Olesen, Ruth Crandal, Sandra Thimgan, Sharon Fleishchauer, Steve Henning
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

To pay for remodeling plans for the gallery and a portion of the part time employee salary.

Project Manager
First Name
Reba
Last Name
Gilliand
Organization Name
Art of the Lakes Association, Inc. AKA Art of the Lakes
Street Address
108 Lake Ave S PO Box 244
City
Battle Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56515
Phone
(218) 864-8606
Email
aotl@arvig.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