Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,610
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Arts and Heritage Center Montgomery AKA Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Le Sueur
Rice
Scott
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
$3,610
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,626
Direct expenses
$7,236
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. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built. We will use the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council survey form. It will be created/adapted by Maureen Gunderson. It will be distributed at the events and tabulated by Maureen Gunderson with help from the other board members.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We used a survey and distributed it at all the events. There was a return rate of over 50% at each event. Exit interviews were done and were helpful for future publicity. We began using more social media options.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cindy Curtis, Maureen Franek, Maureen Gunderson, Sandy Gilhousen, Susan Hayes, Bob Janovsky, Kathy Peterson, Mary Simon
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will host their Entertainment Series Season including blue grass music by Monroe Crossing, theater by Teddy Roosevelt, and historical presentation of aprons by Yvonne Cory.
Project Manager
First Name
Maureen
Last Name
Gunderson
Organization Name
Arts and Heritage Center Montgomery AKA Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery
Street Address
206 1st St S PO Box 94
City
Montgomery
State
MN
Zip Code
56069
Phone
(507) 364-5399
Email
artsandheritagecenter@gmail.com
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
No