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Grants Awarded Fiscal Year 2013

July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013

Art Projects

9/25/2012
Prairie Arts Continuum Windom Production of “The Sound of Music” $4,400
Kaleidoscope an Artist’ Gallery New London Fall Arts Events $2,600
Hutchinson Center for the Arts Hutchinson After School Art Lessons $3,860
Calumet Players Pipestone Children’s Theater 2013 Performances $1,265
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Hutchinson Varsity Strings: New Pilot Program $1,595
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Hutchinson Concert: Folk From Distant Lands $4,939
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Studio Hop 2013 $3,000
Cultural Awareness Organization Worthington 2013 International Festival $5,000
Blue Mound Area Theatre Luverne Holiday Jam – A Christmas Concert $4,930
RiverSong Music Festival Hutchinson RiverSong Music Festival 2013 $5,000
Walnut Grove Community Club Walnut Grove Walnut Grove Arts & Music Festival $5,000
Willmar Community Theatre Willmar The Barn Theatre Winter Season, 2012-2013 $5,000
Historic Hutchinson Hutchinson Production of “The Sanders Family Christmas” $5,000
Business, Arts & Recreation Center Windom Unsinkable Women: Stories & Songs from the Titanic $4,902
Hutchinson Photography Club Hutchinson Hutchinson Photography Club Exhibit $786
Meander Art Crawl Granite Falls Meander Art Crawl 2013 $5,000
Granite Arts Council Granite Falls RedHead Express & Hometown Variety Show $3,300
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra Marshall Children’s Concert $5,000
2/16/2013
Rock County Fine Arts Association Luverne Raku Pottery Workshop $1,000
Minnesota Pottery Festival Hutchinson Minnesota Pottery Festival $4,900
Friends of the Auditorium Worthington Community Theater Production: “Cinderella” $5,000
Prairie Winds Concert Band Willmar 2013 Concert Season $1,500
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra Marshall Russian Festival Concert $5,000
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Worthington Spring Concert $5,000
Hutchinson Theatre Company Hutchinson Production of “The Music Man” $4,690
Rhythm of the River Jackson 7th Annual Rhythm of the River $5,000
Willmar Community Theatre Willmar Summer Season 2013 $5,000
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall 2013-2014 Exhibits $5,000
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! $4,775
Prairie Dance Alliance Marshall Dance Camp 2013 $3,170
Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee Appleton 2013 Summer Concert Series $2,311
Calumet Players Pipestone Production of “Tarzan: The Musical” $3,700
New London Music Group New London 2013 New London Music Festival $4,500
Granite Falls Area Community Theatre Granite Falls Production of “The Sound of Music” $5,000
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall 2013-2014 Performance Series $5,000
Litchfield Community Theatre Litchfield Production of “Shrek: The Musical” $5,000
6/25/2013
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra Marshall Fall 2013 Concert $5,000
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Exhibits $4,412
Spicer Beautifiction Committee Spicer Summer Music on the Deck Concert Series $3,575
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Worthington Fall 2013 Concert $5,000
Fiber and Fabric Guild Hutchinson Fiber Arts Classes $3,750
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Hutchinson Symphony Fall 2013 $4,955
Prairie Arts Chorale Region-wide 2013-3014 Concert Season $2,451
Winsted Arts Council Winsted 2013-2014 Exhibits, Classes, and Performances $5,000
Hutchinson Concert Association Hutchinson 2014-2015 Concert Series $3,355
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Hutchinson Varsity Strings and Introduction to Strings Programs $2,320
Crow River Singers Hutchinson 2013-2014 Concert Series $1,815
Buffalo Ridge Chorale Hendricks Concert Series plus Youth Workshop and Concert $4,990
Big Stone Arts Council Ortonville Lakeside Writers Weekend $2,604
Rock County Fine Arts Association Luverne 7th Annual Art Rocks! Festival $4,900
Pipestone Civil War Days Committee Pipestone Civil War Days $5,000
Total Art Projects: $205,250

Arts Legacy Projects

6/25/2013
Hutchinson Center for the Arts Hutchinson 2013 Youth Summer Arts Camps $6,113
Dawson Boyd Arts Association Dawson Focus on Brass: Concerts & Residency $9,508
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall Sports/Recreation Mural Installation $9,600
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra Willmar Concerts/Conductor Search $8,084
Total Arts Legacy Projects: $33,305

Arts Legacy Planning Grants

6/25/2013
The New London Arts & Culture Alliance New London Planning for downtown public art exhibition space $2,000
Total Arts Legacy Planning: $2,000

Arts Organization Development and Legacy Equipment & Facilities Improvement

9/25/2012
Hutchinson Center for the Arts Hutchinson Portable Sound System, Tables/Chair Cart, etc. $3,778
New London Clay Foundation New London Start-up: 501(c)(3) Application & Board Training $2,000
Hutchinson Center for the Arts Hutchinson Automatic Door Opener $1,515
Walnut Grove Community Club Walnut Grove Construct Stage for Music Festivals $4,400
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Office Move/ New Furniture $950
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall Resource Development Planning Session $3,470
2/16/2013
RiverSong Music Festival Hutchinson Stage Improvements $15,000
Winsted Arts Council Winsted Facilities Equipment $3,384
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Create & Print a New Color Brochure $975
Hutchinson Photography Club Hutchinson Photography Equipment $4,143
Lake Benton Opera House, Inc. Lake Benton Opera House Facility/Equipment Upgrade $3,154
4/23/2013
Business, Arts & Recreation Center, Inc. Windom Stage Curtains & Electrical Upgrades $15,000
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Tables, Chairs & Shelving for Classrooms $880
Hutchinson Theatre Company Hutchinson Develop a Theatre Education Program $4,125
Milan Village Arts School Milan Contract a Fundraising/Publicity/Volunteer Coordinator $4,050
Milan Village Arts School Milan New Computer and Board Retreat $4,107
Milan Village Arts School Milan Stabilize the Building & Add a Basement $15,000
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association Litchfield Interior Design Planning for Restoration $5,000
Willmar Community Theatre Willmar Adaptable Theatre, Classroom, & Exhibit Space $15,000
Pipestone Performing Arts Center Pipestone New Lighting Console $9,342
Litchfield Community Theatre Litchfield Lighting Equipment Request $3,000
Friends of the Auditorium Worthington Purchase/Install New Stage Rigging $11,547
Total Development, Equipment, & Facilities: $129,820

Local Arts Initiative

8/28/2012
SW-WC Service Cooperative Marshall Young Artists Conference $2,500
6/25/2013
Upper MN River Valley RDC Appleton Planning large-scale regional public art projects $2,000
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Hutchinson Five-Year Planning Meeting $648
Dassel-Cokato Communty Theatre Dassel Attend American Assn. of Community Theatres Festival $2,500
Total Local Arts Initiative: $7,648

Cultural Bank

10/10/2012
Green Earth Players Luverne Performance Insurance for “I’m Sorry the Bridge is Out…” $400
Total Cultural Bank: $400

Arts in the Schools

11/27/2012
Lester Prairie Public School Lester Prairie Bart Buch Puppetry Residency $2,500
Red Rock Central Schools Lamberton 39th Annual Jazz Festival $2,500
New London-Spicer School District #345 New London Janet Olney Basket Weaving Residency $1,635
Adrian High School Adrian Susan Warner Ceramic Residency $2,000
Marshall Public Schools Marshall Introduction to Taiko Drumming $2,500
Yellow Medicine East Public School Granite Falls School Pride Murals $2,500
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall Jazz  Residency $2,500
5/28/2013
Renville County West School Renville Mark Lusardi Raku Pottery Glaze Residency $2,500
6/25/2013
Lester Prairie Public Schools Lester Prairie Student Art Club $2,000
Dassel-Cokato Community Education Cokato Children’s Theatre Field Trip $1,190
Dawson Boyd Public School Dawson Fern Cloud Poetry Residency/MN Ctr for Book Arts $1,836
Stevens Elementary School Dawson Ross Sutter Dulcimer & Limberjack Residency $2,000
New London-Spicer High School New London Fine Arts Field Trips $2,000
Westbrook Walnut Grove High School Westbrook  Region IIIA Visual Arts Competition Arts Workshops $2,000
New London-Spicer High School New London Craig Edwards Pottery Residency $1,950
Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center Montevideo “Of Mice & Men” Theatre Field Trip $1,295
Tracy Area Elementary School Tracy After School Elementary Choir $2,000
Lake Benton Elementary Lake Benton Students Attending Conference for Young Artists $1,770
Total Arts in the Schools Projects: $36,676

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

4/23/2013
Calen Mulenburg Glencoe Sound recording technology and training $500
Cora Mumme Hardwick Mixed-media art study $500
Paul Benson Willmar Attend St. Olaf Music Camp $500
John Rabaey Marshall Attend Upper Midwest String Camp $500
Total Art Study Opportunity for Youth: $2,000

Individual Artists: Development, Career, & Legacy

1/12/2013
James Graham Hutchinson Create a new body of work in looser, abstract painting style $5,000
Jedd Peters Spicer Create a new body of work (pottery) $5,000
Craig Edwards New London Build a Korean potters wheel and adapt firing process $5,000
John Sterner Marshall Create a bronze sculpture “Bouncing Balls and Horses” $5,000
Paul Swanson Worthington Create an Images of Rural Life photography collection $1,500
Lois Haak Echo Printmaking exploration. $1,492
John Larson Milan Build a wood fired pottery kiln $5,000
Ross Anderson Marshall Create a professional quality CD: jazz standards & originals $5,000
Eva Miller Willmar Create a new body of work (painting/sculpture) $5,000
Barbara Hawes Marshall Ekphrastic Journeys, an art/poetry book project $1,500
Florence Dacey Cottonwood Ireland poetry writing project $5,000
Susan McLean Marshall Publish a book of original poetry $300
Sima Amid-Wewetzer Marshall Create works using a new painting technique $1,500
George Christensen Willmar Create carved walking sticks $1,500
5/28/2013
Mark Thode Pipestone Create a new body of work (photography) $703.00
Audrey Arner Montevideo Create original hex designs in multiple mediums $1,500.00
Christopher Gustafson Watkins Welding equipment for metal sculpture $1,500.00
Laura Tollefson Watkins Create a new body of work (watercolor) $1,500.00
Curtis Gander Hutchinson Create a series of paintings of scenes from Hutchinson $1,500.00
Nikki Bettcher Erickson Willmar To direct “The Laramie Project” $6,925.00
Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin New London Traveling Museum project $7,000.00
Total Individual Artists: $68,420

Rural Arts & Culture Summit

6/1/2013
Deb Connolly Danvers Attend Summit $162
Dassel Arts Council Dassel Attend Summit: Sheryl Faust $185
Paul Tuszynski Tyler Attend Summit $393
Business, Arts & Recreation Center, Inc. Windom Attend Summit: Kate Roberts $490
Greater Milan Initiative Milan Attend Summit: Jane Link $175
Big Stone Arts Council Ortonville Attend Summit: Becky Parker, Vicki Oakes, Becky Stattelman, Neva Foster, Patricia Haukos, Patricia Holtquist, Adrienne Stattelman, Sandy Hanson $934
Willmar Area Arts Council New London Attend Summit: Violet Dauk $156
Benson Area Chamber of Commerce Benson Attend Summit: Mary Beth Thayer $293
Agnes Alsgaard Lien Rushmore Attend Summit $468
City of Canby Canby Attend Summit: Nicholas Johnson, Ruth Ascher $405
Ellen Copperud Worthington Attend Summit $279
Dawson Boyd Arts Association Dawson Attend Summit: Luanne Fondell $185
Dassel Area Historical Society Dassel Attend Summit: Caroline Holje $318
Cottonwood County Historical Society Windom Attend Summit: Linda Fransen $315
Luverne Area Chamber Luverne Attend Summit: Jane Wildung-Lanphere $389
Samuel Hathaway Montevideo Attend Summit $192
Lisa Bergh New London Attend Summit $148
Arthur Norby New London Attend Summit $270
Meander Art Crawl Granite Falls Attend Summit: Jo Pederson $293
Creating Art Together (C.A.T.) Willmar Attend Summit: Bonnie Smith $230
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Attend Summit: Janet Olney $242
Audrey Arner Montevideo Attend Summit $223
Total Rural Arts & Culture Summit: $6,745
 TOTAL FY 2013 GRANTS:  $492,264

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