Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota New Country School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$400
Direct expenses
$4,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. The quality and types of arts education and learning opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Real or perceived barriers to arts learning are identified and addressed. A short online survey (SurveyMonkey) will be developed for students to answer a basic satisfaction questioner about each art and cultural field trip they attend. Staff will use the information gathered from these surveys to evaluate the successfulness of the grant and to see if goals were met. In addition to the online survey and transcripts, each student will be required to write a one page lifelong learning experience summary for each trip they attend or participate in a group discussion after the trip. The grant manager will be in charge of the survey.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created a survey using Survey Monkey and students could voluntarily fill it out after each trip. We had a very good response for each arts related fieldtrip. This will help us decide future theater, art and cultural destinations.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jenn Brunick, Sam Bultman, Kelsie Halvorsen, Melissa Huntington, Paul Jaeger, Nichole Kotasek, Jim Nytes, DeAnna Petersen, Jim Wartman
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will provide arts and cultural field trips for students during the 2016-17 school year. Activities are divided amongst several grade levels and include: Minnesota Children’s Theater performance of “Cinderella,” Minnesota Orchestra concert, Guthrie Th
Project Manager
First Name
Jake
Last Name
Zeiher
Organization Name
Minnesota New Country School
Street Address
210 Main St
City
Henderson
State
MN
Zip Code
56044-0488
Phone
(507) 248-3353
Email
jzeiher@newcountryschool.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