Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Kearney International Center
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
April 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,650
Direct expenses
$7,150
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built. The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. Real or perceived barriers to arts learning are identified and addressed. The number of Minnesotans who participate in arts festivals and folk and traditional activities increases. The variety and number of festivals and traditional arts activities in our region/state increases. The evaluation method is twofold: To gather quantitative data with more accurate attendance records through the use of digital counters at each major entrance, also to gather qualitative data about the positive effects of the programming through exit surveys. The project coordinator will be conducting and analyzing the qualitative and quantitative data.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Loralea Baldwin, Trevor Braget, Queen Brooker, Doni Casula, Dan Cronn-Mills, Hamdi Elnuzahi, Sharon Erickson, Sofia Espana, Tahir Farooqi, David Gardner, Melissa Jones, Ishrat Kamal-Ahmed, Lenny Koupal, Mary Kate Lewis, Beth Lohrenz, Pat Lueck, Rujeko Mac
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will sponsor three to four Minnesota based ethnic groups to perform during the Mankato Area International Festival, April 2017.
Project Manager
First Name
Tahir
Last Name
Farooqi
Organization Name
Kearney International Center
Street Address
250 Centennial Student Union
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 389-2790
Email
icservices@mnsu.edu
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