Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
May 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Washington
Dakota
Ramsey
Anoka
Sherburne
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Stearns
Todd
Morrison
Benton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$8,951
Direct expenses
$12,951
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

If this project achieves the intended outcomes, the Fine Arts Program expects audiences and residency participants will have a new interest and curiosity about classical music that will lead them to explore other offerings, both traditional and more innovative forms. Fine Arts Program staff members expect to these activities will also strengthen relationships with our residency partners, which in turn will facilitate future partnerships. We anticipate that residency participants will have a greater sense of musical history through the elementary education components of the Project TrioÆs outreach. The Fine Arts Program anticipates that area youth who participate in residencies will have a better appreciation for music through hands-on interactions with the ensemble and instruments. Project Trio will provide college students with improvisation training and instrument master classes.The Fine Arts Program will gather feedback responses from workshop facilitators to find out if the residency activities met the intended goals and/or expectations for each different demographic. These will not be surveys so much as narrative responses, giving partners a chance to provide more meaningful feedback. When we have partnered in the past, the Prairie Lakes Youth Detention facility has asked their participants to journal about their experiences; these reflections have provided a wealth of information on the impact of arts activities. The Fine Arts Program will ask Prairie Lakes Youth Detention to do the same for this residency. We will ask for this kind of feedback from College of St Benedicts/St John's University faculty whose classes take part in workshops with Project Trio, Oak Ridge Elementary teachers, Prairie Lakes Youth Detention facility, and the Saint RaphaelÆs administrative staff The easiest and most often used measure of success will, of course, be attendance numbers at residency activities and at the public performance. The Fine Arts Program will track ticket sales and participation numbers at residency events as well as survey the public performance audience to find out if this performance attracted new audiences to a chamber music as anticipated and if this style of chamber music was successful at changing attitudes and/or perceptions of what defines classical music.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project provided nine free residency activities across a diverse range of the central Minnesota community. Value added opportunities included: three master classes (one for each: flute, cello, and bass students), a free performance for residents of A

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Steve Armstrong, Dennis Beach, Carie Braun, Tony Christianson, Marilou Denbo Eldred, Patrick Ellingsworth, Terry Fruth, Conner Griffin, Stuart Harvey, Linda Hoeschler, Eric Hollas, Ann Huntrods, Bill Jeatran, Jim Knoblach, Paul Krump, Benedict Leuthner, R
Project Overview
Project Trio residency and performance
Project Details
In March of 2012, chamber music ensemble Project Trio will present a public performance and a minimum of seven residency activities.
Project Manager
First Name
Leslie
Last Name
Hanlon
Organization Name
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
Street Address
PO Box 2000
City
Collegeville
State
MN
Zip Code
56321-2000
Phone
(320) 363-5030
Email
lhanlon@csbsju.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Series; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of St. Cloud State University Program Board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No