Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
T. B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
May 2017
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

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

The program will expose 150 - 350 people of varying ages to new creative perspectives. 80% of outreach activity participants will indicate deeper understanding and increased appreciation of the artists and artworks encountered through the program. Surveys and observation will serve as measurement tools. Success will be measured by degree to which participants indicate they learned something valuable; increased understanding of an issue or skill; or expanded sense of connection to community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The program provided personal, in-depth educational contact with national and international touring artists, growing arts skills and cultural awareness for a total of 777 participants, from youth to seniors.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Nancy Dimunation, Marybess Goeppinger, Mike Melstad, Lauri Neubert, Chuck Richardson, Ian Scheerer, Ron Whitlock
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Touring Artists in Residence: arts outreach program
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
T. B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
Street Address
443 3rd St W
Red Wing
Zip Code
(651) 388-8713
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
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848