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 Sweet Adelines
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
April 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Nicollet
Waseca
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
$8,950
Direct expenses
$16,950
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 number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. We will use the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council survey form for our annual show. The results of this survey helps us plan our PR for next years show and find out what communities seem to be the most interested in our performances. The evaluation sheets we will receive from the Chorus evaluation will be used to plan next years coaching schedule. Vocal production and showmanship are this years focus. We also use the evaluation to find out which communities respond to our advertising and what advertising is effective in these communities. We will also find out what age groups respond to our shows and that helps us target those audience members and then try to figure out what we can do to attract other age groups.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created and tabulated a survey. It was helpful to read the comments. The audience enjoyed the modern and old songs. The Adeline Idol contest brings in younger people.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Leigh Cherry, Mickey Christensen, Patti Dykema, Carol Grimmer, Lissa Meyer, Jeff Nordquist, Patricia Prange, Beth Roemhildt
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will host their annual Barbershop show in November 2016 featuring the Adeline Idol Competition and special guest, Chris Rupp, from “Home Free.” They will also utilize coaches to improve their chorus and directors.
Project Manager
First Name
Patricia
Last Name
Prange
Organization Name
Minnesota Valley Chorus Sweet Adelines
Street Address
2105 Roe Crest Ct
City
North Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56003
Phone
(507) 388-4958
Email
pat4958@hickorytech.net
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