Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
April 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Cottonwood
Dakota
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Martin
McLeod
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
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
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$16,894
Direct expenses
$24,894
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. As in previous years, we will distribute surveys at all of our concerts to gain audience support. As well as announce that cookies and water are available to those that hand in a survey. We had great results with this technique at our spring concert. At the end of the concert series, we will also survey our members to gain their feedback. Members awarded a scholarship will also be asked to thank you note about their experience. The Executive Director will be responsible for carrying out these projects.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created a survey and used a Google Form and QR code in our concert program for audience members to use. Local high school students participated with us this year; and this helped us reach a younger audience as well. We will focus our recruitment efforts on press releases and include an invitaion to high school choirs.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cathleen Ahern, Kylie Ahlschwede, John Baumann, Diane Marie Harms, Kim Henrickson, Hugh Henry, Lisa Hill, Michael Mathews, Gary Paulson, Rachel Pierson
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will perform four concerts for the 2016-2017 season; two winter concerts and two spring concerts. Funds will be used for membership scholarships, salaries, and concert venue costs.
Project Manager
First Name
Carolyn
Last Name
Borgen
Organization Name
Minnesota Valley Chorale
Street Address
PO Box 5134
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002-5134
Phone
(507) 340-6984
Email
minnesotavalleychorale@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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Brenda Byron (507) 833-8721