Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,895
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
DalekoArts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Sibley
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
$7,895
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,895
Direct expenses
$15,790
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
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. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. DalekoArts will conduct a comprehensive data collection effort to greater understand its audiences and their engagement with the programmed Season. Post-show surveys collecting demographic and qualitative data after each performance are disseminated, and in addition, a focus group of randomly-selected audience members will be assembled for interview upon completion of the Season. A survey disseminated to all Season artists collects information on artist experience (e.g., venue, audience engagement, success of arts education component, symmetry of experience with goals). Artistic director Amanda White designs the evaluation plans and helps Thietje with oversight of its execution. With five years of training and experience in audience outreach evaluation, and as the designer of Mixed Blood Theatre Company's survey and outreach assessment program, she has developed a sound foundation for creating viable survey, focus group and analysis models.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created a survey. The information gathered was very useful to help the organization understand the benefits of the new ticketing and lighting equipment.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tyrone Babione, Joshua Campbell, Lori Deihl, Mike Fullerton, Bobby Gardner, Christine Karki, Patrick Kozicky, Matt McNabb, Alecia Scharback, Ben Thietje, Amanda White
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will use funds to purchase lighting equipment, materials and a ticketing system for their theatre.

Project Manager
First Name
Amanda
Last Name
White
Organization Name
DalekoArts
Street Address
210 1st Ave SE
City
New Prague
State
MN
Zip Code
56071
Phone
(563) 505-2708
Email
amanda@dalekoarts.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Jessica Barens: member of 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, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Jessica Barens: member of 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, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No