Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Martin
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
$9,000
Direct expenses
$17,000
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. Parents and students will be surveyed. We believe that the majority of those surveyed will say they have had a positive experience. 310 students will be affected in addition to staff members. Based on performance attendance for 2 shows over 1500 community members will be affected. The elderly will also be included as we perform for several of the local retirement communities bringing the art of dance to them. This grant allows for us to continue that work. We provide surveys to our dance parents, students and staff at every performance. We are committed to improving and finding out how to better serve our community. The board of directors will create the survey based on the one provided by Prairie Lakes. The office manager, Gerri Mae Sullivan will distribute and tabulate the results. We will also collect data. It is very effective to see if we are achieving our mission. We found that after normal attrition we still enrolled 40 new students in this dance year. We tracked the number of our summer camp dancers has increased and we expect that this year as well.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will expand their summer dance programs, and offer a free summer camp for children to try dance in 2017. The funds will be used for studio rent during the summer months.

Project Manager
First Name
Joleen
Last Name
Koenigs
Organization Name
Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
Street Address
1400 Madison Ave Ste 318
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 625-2005
Email
dcdance002@gmail.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