Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
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
$212,526
Direct expenses
$220,526
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. Demographic and quantitative data will be collected from Kiwanis Holiday Lights tour goers via a paper survey when they vote for their favorite ice sculpture. The ice carvers will also complete a post-competition survey to determine their experience participating in the program and feedback for improvement. The executive director of Twin Rivers will develop each survey, and work with Kiwanis Holiday Lights staff to distribute, collect, and tabulate the results. Evaluation of the Playwright in Residence Program will include an audience survey created by executive director of Twin Rivers and the playwright mentor, Tom Barna. The Resident Playwright will be responsible for administering the survey at each workshop/reading. The executive director will be responsible for collecting and tabulating survey data. Artist enrichment workshop participants will be surveyed after the workshop series to assess new knowledge/skills learned and how they will apply this knowledge toward their artwork and organizations. The executive director of Twin Rivers and Liz Zurek Beaudry of Envision will develop the survey. The executive director will be responsible for collecting and tabulating survey data.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created an online survey for the ice carvers. We surveyed the workshop series on brand strategy and the Playwright in Residence program.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Wade Abed, Pat Conn, Robert Fleischman, Brian Frink, Trudy Kunkel, Mike Lagerquist, Derek Liebertz, Antje Meisner, Matt Norland, Tamera Saar, Shannon Sinning, Scott Stevens, Greg Weis
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will use the grant to pay a stipend to the Playwright in Residence and select a new resident artist in May 2017; sponsor an ice sculpture contest during the Kiwanis Holiday Lights display in Sibley Park, Mankato; and host two workshops for artists and arts organizations on aligning your brand and marketing efforts, April 2017.

Project Manager
First Name
Noelle
Last Name
Lawton
Organization Name
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Street Address
523 2nd St S PO Box 293
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 387-1008
Email
director@twinriversarts.org
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