Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of December 12, 2016
Members Present: Kyle Morgan, Meg Ginther, Jurgen Pape, Lois Foreman-Wernet, Marilyn Sundin, Neal Zimmers, Jodi Melfi, Ann Townsend, Wayne Piper, Mickey Smith, Jackie O’Keefe
Members Absent: None Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 7:05
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of November 14, 2016 were reviewed. Meg moved and Marilyn seconded to approve the minutes as corrected. The motion carried.
Marilyn distributed the budget report. Grant #16-08 and #16-13 are still outstanding, and Marilyn has requested invoices to be submitted by next week. Still waiting to hear about Grant #16-02, as to whether the event took place. Mickey moved and Ann seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.
Arts Collaborative: Meg reported that the group will meet again in January, to discuss hiring a consultant. She passed around information on an Arts League in West Hartford, which is similar in many ways to Granville. She will share this with the Collaborative.
Jurgen contacted Jeff Brown about awarding a prize for an art student. It was suggested that he approach each of the three art teachers to present the idea. Then a committee will be formed to establish guidelines and procedures.
Jurgen filed the 2017 budget with Mollie Prasher, who suggested that it be noted that the $2,000.00 earmarked for the consultant is a one-time expenditure. She indicated that the budget has been approved.
Grant #17-01: The Denison University Suzuki Music Program requests $600.00 for artist fees for the Winter Festival, a 3-day music workshop and concert. Lois moved and Neal seconded to award the grant. The motion carried.
Grant #17-02: Art on Elm requests $250/month (total of $750.00) for musician’s fees for monthly art openings in January, February and March. Wayne moved and Neal seconded to deny the grant. The motion carried with one negative vote and two abstentions.
Grant #17-03: Art on Elm requests $1,000.00 for funds to provide activities, supplies, prizes and space rental associated with a monthly Art Walk. Meg moved and Wayne seconded to deny the grant. The motion carried unanimously. Jurgen will contact the applicant for 17-02 and 17-03 as well as Steve Matheny of the Granville Chamber to explain our decision and suggest that the Chamber will apply for one annual grant request.
Jurgen will prepare an annual report to the Village Council.
Meetings: Next meeting is January 9, 2016 at 7pm in the Village Offices. Upcoming meetings are February 13 and March 13, 2017.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm.