Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Saint Peter Choral Society, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
April 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Waseca
Watonwan
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
$17,280
Direct expenses
$25,280
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. We will create two exit surveys to measure our goals and outcomes. One is for the audience to complete. The other will be for the performers. We will follow the sample Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Survey Form. Co-director Annette Meeks creates the exit surveys, which are inserted into each program. She distributes the performer surveys to the artist participants before the second concert. Ms. Meeks tabulates the results as she has done for seven previous years.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created and tabulated surveys for audience, choir and choral scholars. This information will help the board to determine how we met our goals for the current year and how to improve in the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Katharine Anderson, Joyce Crow, John Holte, Sue Serbus
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will present their 2016-17 season with five holiday programs at retirement homes in December 2016 and two performances of “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast,” “Song of Democracy,” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic” in February 2017 at Gustavus Adolphus College
Project Manager
First Name
Sara
Last Name
McKay
Organization Name
Saint Peter Choral Society, Inc.
Street Address
428 Wabasha St W
City
St Peter
State
MN
Zip Code
56082-1569
Phone
(507) 931-6176
Email
jmckay@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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Brenda Byron (507) 833-8721