Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Faribault Parks and Recreation
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Faribault Concerts in the Park series provides access to all individuals for free weekly concert in Central Park. We have a large number of senior, low income and disabled residents that attend this concert series. It has a weekly large draw. We will get a few stories form those that attend the concerts as well as surveys at the concerts to be completed by the Concert goers. We keep counts of the number of people that attend and will be able to determine if the concerts are well received.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I was able to talk with dozens of concert-goers who shared stories of previous events, and how the series has impacted them. In addition, the surveys allowed us to garner feedback from more than we’re able to get in person.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bruce Krinke, Chad Kreager, Cheryl Sterling, Christopher O'Neil, Elsie Slinger, Lola Brand, Sally Kramer
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

Faribault Concerts in the Park Series

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Faribault Parks and Recreation
Street Address
15 Division St W
Zip Code
(507) 334-2064
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Diane Crane: visual artist; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: Director of Operations at Paradise Center for the Arts; Lee Gundersheimer: theatre artist and director; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; Susan Joyce: author; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Carter Martin: theatre artist; Beth Nienow: literary artist; Kathleen Peterson: playwright; Mary Ruth: visual artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848