Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Waseca Intermediate School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
November 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Steele
Waseca
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
$3,600
Other Funds Leveraged
$400
Direct expenses
$4,000
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. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. 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. Our evaluation last year for Michael Monroe was given to all students via a Google Form and classroom teachers that participated with their students also completed an evaluation using the Google Form. We met as a staff after the residency and collected summary responses from our planning team and parent teacher organization. Comments and suggestions recorded in those various meetings helped produce our final evaluation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created a survey using a Google Form. We shared this with the presenter and teachers. In the future, we will look for authors who connect to students with their books, songs, poems, art, or presentations.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kris Butterfield, John Huttemier, Tom Lee, Ria O'Brien, Deb Vetter
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will sponsor an artist-in-residency with author Tim Green, October 2016. Tim is a former professional football player that now writes sports fiction books for middle grade readers addressing moral conflicts.
Project Manager
First Name
Deb
Last Name
Vetter
Organization Name
Waseca Intermediate School
Street Address
400 19th Ave NW
City
Waseca
State
MN
Zip Code
56093
Phone
(507) 835-3000
Email
vetd@waseca.k12.mn.us
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