Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Barbara Hawes AKA Barb Hawes
Recipient Type
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Artists and arts organizations build relationships with members of, or organizations that serve, groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization. Anecdotal responses, contacts made, relationships built, ideas generated.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I reconnected with many of the artists and writers that I had met at other Southwest Minnesota Arts Council retreats. It was good to see them in a new environment. One of the outcomes is that I gathered information about other community arts groups that have gallery space. I will keep this list and try to exhibit my Ekphrastic Journeys project in these spaces after I show at Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. A second outcome is that I reconnected with a poet that I had interviewed for the Read Local program. A third outcome came from break-out sessions I attended. From Democratic Placemaking, I realized the value of gathering information in non-survey ways. A fourth outcome is that I found that the Minnesota State Arts Board is looking for people to help with an Artists Thrive" study. Wow, this is exactly what I am interested in exploring, so I will be contacting Renae to see how I can help with that. In general, I came away from the conference thinking about how to maintain connections to other artists and writers and ways that I can use the business I am starting as a bridge between the business community and the arts community in Marshall."

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Rural Arts and Culture Summit
Project Details
Rural Arts and Culture Summit
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Barbara Hawes AKA Barb Hawes
(507) 476-1860
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 board, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former HS English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor SMSU; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Olson: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor;
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Greta Murray: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Executive Director.