Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The public is welcome to walk onto the open green space on the Winona State University campus, bring lawn chairs and picnics, and enjoy the free concert. We break down all barriers associated with the financial cost for Minnesotans to attend an arts event. We give access because we offer it to every income group in our area.Great River Shakespeare Festival uses data collection, by counting patrons present at each concert, encouraging contact info/registration by offering free theatre tickets and possible prizes in exchange for personal info. Attendees fill out an online survey to assess whether or not we are reaching the target demographic.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We provided free barrier free concerts that allowed almost 4,000 separate individuals to participate in the arts. We provided the opportunity to perform to a live audience to over seventy musicians.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Barnes, Angus Callender, Michael Charron, Mike Ebersold, Fran Edstrom, Scott Ellinghuysen, Karen Fawcett, Terry Hawkings, Suzanne Hoodecheck, Mark Jacobs, Larry Jost, Virginia Laken, Ann Lavine, William Mann, Tedd Morgan, Judith Ramaley
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
2014 Concerts on the Green Series
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Street Address
79 E 3rd St
Zip Code
(507) 474-7900
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed