Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Sibley
Scott
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,500
Direct expenses
$9,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases. The quality, types and number of arts opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota will utilize a parent feedback survey to solicit feedback about family experiences and child outcomes. A post-it note evaluation activity will be implemented with children during the Artist in Residents culminating events. An artist feedback survey will be used to solicit artists’ perspectives related to child learning observations and individual impact of project. Megan Flod Johnson will oversee creation and distribution of the surveys and the child post-it note evaluation activity. Megan will also tabulate/report evaluation results.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created a survey which told about child learning outcomes, adult perceptions related to our arts activities, and artists' experiences to help ensure a high-quality experience for both artists and visitors.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Brian Benshoof, Neal Benson, Laura Bowman, Ann Hendrix, Nick Hinz, Barb Kaus, Linda Kilander, Kim Kleven, Tim Newell, Peter Olson, Christine Powers, Sarah Richards, Tom Riley, Beth Serrill, Christie Skilbred, Katie Smentek, Sara Steinbach, Keith Stover, Vance Stuehrenberg, Liz Ulman, Ginger Zierdt
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will host four, two month artist residencies with hands on activities for youth and a Special Artist Showcase event, October 2016 to May 2017.
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Larsen
Organization Name
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Street Address
224 Lamm St
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 386-0279
Email
sue.larsen@cmsouthernmn.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: serves on the Waseca Community Education Advisory Council; Steve Davis: member of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota State University/Community Orchestra, volunteer for Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and New Ulm Suzuki School of Music; Denice Evers: retired teacher and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at St. Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: a college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: a visual artist and the Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: serves on the Waseca Community Education Advisory Council; Steve Davis: member of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota State University/Community Orchestra, volunteer for Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and New Ulm Suzuki School of Music; Denice Evers: retired teacher and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: a college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: a visual artist and the Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Brenda Byron (507) 833-8721