Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Watonwan
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,550
Direct expenses
$18,550
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. The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. The quality and types of arts education and learning opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. The number of Minnesotans who participate in arts festivals and folk and traditional activities increases. The variety and number of festivals and traditional arts activities in our region/state increases. The Chamber staff and Board members will create a survey. The survey will be distributed with the programs that will be handed out during Park Days. Completed surveys will be collected at several locations in Watona Park during the festival and at the Chamber office in Madelia after the event. The Chamber staff will tabulate the results. People in attendance will be reminded to complete surveys throughout the day.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created and distributed the survey with the programs and interviewed participants. The answers were very beneficial. We saw an increase in the number of families attending.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karla Angus, Dominique Berg , Nancy Grosland, Bridget Hayes, Rose Hoxmeier, Julie Kelley, Brian McCabe, Christie Reed, Todd Speckman
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will sponsor the fifth annual Watona Park Blues Festival during Madelia Park Days, July 2017. The funds will be used for the performers' fees, and rental of sound and lighting equipment.

Project Manager
First Name
Karla
Last Name
Angus
Organization Name
Madelia Chamber of Commerce
Street Address
127 Main St W PO Box 171
City
Madelia
State
MN
Zip Code
56062
Phone
(507) 642-8822
Email
chamber@madeliamn.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