Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Cultural Diversity Network of Owatonna
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

CulturFest will increase attendance and participation in 2016 to more Minnesotans. Those in attendance will remain at the festival for a longer period of time to experience more of the artists and activities provided. Our program evaluator will coordinate interviews with all artists and performers and 100 of those in attendance asking them a series of questions designed to inform planners about their experience. Portions of the festival will be videotaped/reviewed.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our event provided more Minnesotans access to the arts including groups who would otherwise not be able to have access due to location and resources.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rodney Baker, Lisa Beschnett, Linda Breyer, Kelly deBruin, Louanne Kaupa, Michael Jensen, Laura Resler, Susanne Schroeder
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
CulturFest 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Cultural Diversity Network of Owatonna AKA CulturFest
Street Address
PO Box 1015
Zip Code
(507) 390-5850
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: arts administrator; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed