Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,100
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Area Community Band
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Freeborn
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
Nicollet
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
$4,100
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,100
Direct expenses
$8,200
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. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built. The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. The band will use an audience survey, as in the past couple of years. In the 2016 survey, we got some good ideas of what music our audience wants to hear more of, and we will use open-ended interviews again in this way. We will, as always, count audience members each concert and will survey the student musicians in a separate survey, about their educational experiences in the summer band. We used Survey Monkey in 2016 and will do that again, also. In addition, we will provide sample concert programs, photos and films, to document our audience and music. Who has been assigned to create the survey, distribute it and tabulate the results? Martha Lindberg, the Grants Officer, has been assigned to create and coordinate the survey. She will get help in distributing and tabulating results from Nancy Kremer.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created, distributed and tabulated a survey. Our audience indicated that they like many different styles of music so we will continue to use a wide variety of music. We will use social media to advertise.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Larry Dunker, Del Eggert, Sarah Houle, LauraLee Johnson, Jessica Landsteiner, Martha Lindberg, Bryce Stenzel
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will present seven free outdoor concerts in the summer of 2017; six in Mankato and one in Faribault. The funds will be used to pay the conductor and other staff, publicity, and sheet music.

Project Manager
First Name
Martha
Last Name
Lindberg
Organization Name
Mankato Area Community Band
Street Address
104 Chatsworth Dr
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001-5870
Phone
(507) 387-6990
Email
mankatoareacommunityband@yahoo.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