Small Towns/Rural Areas

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Public Schools AKA NRHEG Elementary School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project provides access to participation in the arts for more Minnesotans. The Copper Street Brass Quintet is providing a concert to the small town of Ellendale, Minnesota and surrounding communities that otherwise would not happen. This is bringing excellence in the arts directly to small-town Minnesota.We will evaluate this project through a feedback survey that The Copper Street Brass Quintet provides to the audience members, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale Geneva Public Schools staff, my volunteers, and myself. The quintet video and audio records all of their performance to enable immediate feedback: from their concerts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal was to bring a professional quality arts performance to the rural community of Ellendale. It attracted attendees from six surrounding small towns in three counties, with well over 600 people attending.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karen Flatness, John Harrington, Lis Kormann, Mike Moen, Michele Moxon, Lori Routh, Rick Schultz
Project Overview
Small Towns/Rural Areas
Project Details
Concert by Copper Street Brass Quintet
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Public Schools AKA NRHEG Elementary School
Street Address
600 School St PO Box 428
Zip Code
(507) 684-3173
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjellgren Alkire: art faculty Winona State University; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Words Players Theatre; Julie Fakler: Edication Coordinator Paradise Center for the Arts; Larry Gorrell: former dean Saint Mary's University; Connie Nelson: retired music educator; Jane Olive: Mantorville Theatre Company; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Andrea Gaffke: arts administrator; Judy Hickey: Board Children's Dance Theatre; Bill Hoy: playwright, songwriter; David Kassler: musician; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson: curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Joan Sween: novelist, columnist, playwright; Gary Tollers: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed