Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Millstream Arts Festival, Inc. AKA Millstream Arts Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Morrison
Douglas
Chisago
Anoka
Kanabec
St. Louis
Todd
Isanti
Carver
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Wabasha
Itasca
Rice
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,500
Direct expenses
$17,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measured outcomes will be a slight increase in number of artists but also a higher quality of art presented. We will continue to ask our jury to use greater discretion in accordance to our criteria for artists. So, while we would like to continue to increase our numbers to a maximum of 70 artists, another measured outcome will be to increase numbers while maintaining quality of art on display. Another measured outcome will be to continue to increase Festival attendance by 10%. The number and quality of applications received, the number and quality of artists selected to participate by our independent jury, and the estimated crowd attendance (measured through input from the Saint Joseph Police Department and our experienced food vendors) are the methods we use to gauge whether or not we achieved our stated measurable outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

More visibility for the works of authors and poets: ôThe Bookend,ö a large tent provided for authors, was busy throughout the day. Make Millstream a welcoming community for artists and offer a wide variety of art: artist feedback through our online survey showed that most felt very positive about their experience. Out of 34 responses, 15 stated that they had ôbetter than expectedö sales. Overall number of artists and quality of art increased: we received great feedback from attendees and artists.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Niedenfuer, Mary Degiovanni, Alicia Peters, Margy Hughes, Thomasette Scheeler, Danielle Taylor, Alison Bell, Jean Dotzler, Jeff Engholm, Molly Renslow, Doug Lien
Project Overview
Project Grant
Project Details
Millstream Arts Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Niedenfuer
Organization Name
Millstream Arts Festival, Inc. AKA Millstream Arts Festival
Street Address
PO Box 448
City
St Joseph
State
MN
Zip Code
56374
Phone
(320) 363-7723
Email
mniedenfuer@csbsju.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Series; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional; Ken Barry: Blues Musician, photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Alicia Peters: College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Education instructor, Vice President of Millstream Arts Festival, Minnesota Street Market Co-op Chair; Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Britt Aamodt: Central Minnesota Arts Board grantee, Jerome Foundation grantee, Anderson Center resident artist, playwright, author; Godfre Leung: Assistant Professor of Art History, author.