Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of December 15, 2015
Members Present: Jurgen Pape, Lois Foreman-Wernet, Kyle Morgan, Marilyn Sundin, Jodi Melfi, Jackie O'Keefe, Neal Zimmers, Mickey Smith, Meg Ginther, Tom Carroll
Members Absent: None
Guests Present: Laurie MacKenzie-Crane
Meeting Started: 7:04
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of November 16, 2015 were reviewed. Neal moved and Jodi seconded to approve with no corrections. The motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn distributed the budget report. Mickey moved and Meg seconded to accept the report as corrected. The motion carried.
Grant #15-20: St. Luke's requests $500.00 for the organist and accompanists for a sing-along of The Messiah as part of the Candlelight Walking Tour. Lois moved to award $250.00 for this request. Meg seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
As representative of the Bryn Du Commission, Jurgen provided an update on the status of the Granville Studio of the Visual Arts (GSVA,) which is dissolving. Jeff Brown, superintendent of Granville Schools, has indicated that he is interested in providing more arts education. Programs at GSVA were expensive and therefore prohibitive for many students. At the Bryn Du meeting, it was decided to hold a meeting at the mansion in early Spring, to discuss the future of the arts in Granville. This meeting would include all interested parties, such as the Bryn Du Commission, Granville Schools, Granville Arts Commission, Granville Recreation Commission, Denison, Senior Center, and Robbins Hunter Museum. Neal suggested that a working group be formed, to identify ideas and a plan of action. The group agreed that this group could be formed after the initial meeting.
Grant #16-01: Denison's Susuki program requests $600.00 to compensate visiting performers and instructors for their Winter Festival. Mickey moved and Tom seconded to approve. The motion carried unanimously.
Jurgen presented the Annual Report to be submitted to the Council.
Jurgen presented a proposal for the GAC 2016 budget, and Neal distributed an alternative proposal which allows for more discretionary funds.
Jodi Melfi suggested that members make an effort to identify artists and programs that could apply for grants next year, and bring ideas to the next meeting.
Meetings: Meetings will continue to be scheduled on the 3rd Monday of each month. Next meeting is January 18th, 2015 at 7pm in the Village Offices. Upcoming meetings are Feb. 15 and Mar 21.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:07pm.
Respectfully submitted: Kyle Morgan