Presenter/Production Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Austin Community Band
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The band will offer local musicians playing and performing opportunities. The free concerts and the band's participation in the July 4 parade provide easy access for everyone to hear band music. An audience survey is done at the concerts. The Austin Chamber hires professional crowd counters for the Freedom Fest events (concert and parade).

Measurable Outcome(s)

We were able to increase our attendance at the Concerts in the Park but realize we had almost perfect weather. Our CAPSTONE Concert attendance is an estimate.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roger Boughton, Bradley Carlton, Carolyn Eilertson, Cassie Guy, Julie Hackensmith, Kathy Hectorne, Brian Koser, Tedd Maxfield
Project Overview

Presenter/Production Assistance

Project Details

Summer Concerts in the Park

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Austin Community Band
Street Address
2205 10th Ave SW
Zip Code
(507) 437-7331
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: Director of Operations at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: theatre artist and director; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Carter Martin, arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed