Accomplishments Year 2000
Purchased and renovated building at 405
N. 2nd St. (Moved again to new building
News coverage throughout the year in local
and regional media, including FF Ledger, Weekly Reader, The
Source, Ottumwa Courier, KMCD Radio and 3 TV pieces by KTVO
Fixed drainage problem and built patio
The City of Fairfield provided the labor
and equipment to excavate and build a patio area on the east
side of the building, also fixing the drainage problem.
$4,200 RACI Grant received from the state
for renovation projects.
Work already completed with those funds
include insulating and sheetrocking of the inside walls and
a small concrete patio area on the west side of our building,
the final project using these funds is rebuilding the bathrooms,
which took place Spring 2001.
$10,800 Grant from the Jefferson/Washington/Keokuk
Counties DECAT project.
DECAT is a DHS project that distributes
funds locally. The purpose of this grant is to partially fund
the salary of "Program Director".
In-kind Donation from Sennheiser USA/
DAS (California) of approx. $20,000 worth of sound equipment.
16 Speakers and 1 Power Amplifier were donated
in late December 2000, and arrived Jan 12th 2001.
We are currently looking for more amplifiers to utilize the
- Regular breakdancing sessions
- Daily DJ-ing sessions
- Traditional recreational activities including
2 pool tables, a foosball table and a Nintendo64
- Computer Lab for audio and video
production, as well as graphic design and web design.
(Federal Eduction Grant
- Recording studio for local music producers.
- Studio space for fine artists and fashion
- Radio Station
(Fall 2001, application to FCC, fundraising for equipment)
- Develop internship programs with local
employers to extend the vocational programs.
- Sound System - Securing amplifiers
to power the DAS speaker donation. (Winter
Fall 2001, Custom Enlightened Audio)
- Additional Space - We've already
filled our current space. To accomplish more projects,
we're need to expand. We intend to add a second story
to our existing building. This space would be dedicated
to art activities. (Bought New
Building Fall 2001 - 116 N 2nd St.)