Aitkin County Agricultural Society Arts, Education, and Heritage Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Aitkin County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
July 2013
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783
Recipient Board Members
Dave Carlson, Vern Watters, Jim Bright, Mick Moriarty, Kate LaClair, Sharon Dotzler, Lon Nicko, Becky Koch, Tiffany Gustin, Dave Berg, Rich Liljenquist, Kevin Peterson, Kirk Peysar, Dennis Thompson, Patti Zebro
Project Overview

To provide access to arts and heritage education to fairgoers. The Aitkin County Agricultural Society enhanced their portable stage by adding additional equipment and a sound system. The fair was able to welcome three artistic performers, including a bluegrass band, a clown, and a caricature artist and purchase interactive items that are used in the new agricultural education center.

Project Manager
First Name
Kirk
Last Name
Peysar
Organization Name
Aitkin County Agricultural Society
Phone
(218) 927-7361
Email
kpeysar@co.aitkin.mn.us