Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
October 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
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
$35,000
Direct expenses
$40,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who participate in arts festivals and folk and traditional activities increases. We will use the survey format suggested by Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council staff, announce the survey from both stages and have it available at our Festival Information Booth. John Ganey is in charge of conducting and evaluating the survey. In addition, we conduct interviews, take crowd counts, and ask police and vendors for their crowd and age number estimates.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created and compiled a survey. Audience numbers increased both overall and in target age of 20 to 35. The information will help us work with the city's plans for changes to the park where we put on the music festival.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ron Arsenault, Dawn Devens, John Ganey, Steve Guse, Kris Higginbotham, Mike Lange, Megan Lano, Margo Powell, Trudi Olmanson
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will sponsor the 27th annual two-day festival featuring local and regional Minnesota folk musicians on two stages, and local artists displaying work, September 2017, at Minnesota Square Park, St Peter.

Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Ganey
Organization Name
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Street Address
302 St Julien St PO Box 222
City
St Peter
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 327-6188
Email
johnganey1418@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