Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Renewing the Countryside AKA Renewing the Countryside
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
November 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Carver
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hennepin
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Wright
Beltrami
Carver
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hennepin
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Wright
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,705
Direct expenses
$17,705
Administration costs
$2,050
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Access: 15-30 community members will perform as the chorus. A local girl will be cast as Emerson’s daughter. Half of Nature's cast are Actor's Equity Association members who perform with Guthrie, Southern Theater, Jungle, etc. Squash Blossom Farm is a new arts venue. Data collection will be taken for all of the productions. Feedback from Community Chorus members regarding their experience through an online questionnaire. Post show discussions to elicit feedback from the audience. (Will be video recorded.)

Measurable Outcome(s)

Provided arts opportunities for Minnesotans- Increase participation--9 local community members performed in Nature; increase quality of arts in the region -many cast members perform with the Guthrie, Southern Theater, etc.; Squash Blossom is a new venue.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jean Andreasen, Prescott Bergh, Beth Waterhouse, Leo Zukor
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Nature
Project Manager
First Name
Jan
Last Name
Joanides
Organization Name
Renewing the Countryside II AKA Renewing the Countryside
Street Address
PO Box 1
City
Zumbro Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
55991
Phone
(612) 251-7304
Email
jan@rtcinfo.org
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; Lee Gundersheimer: Managing Director of Great River Shakespeare Festival; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; 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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No