Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Saint James
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$127,177
Direct expenses
$135,177
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts 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. We will use surveys. Survey questions will be created collaboratively by the leadership team to ensure all partners receive the feedback they need. Surveys will then be formally created, distributed and tabulated by Chelsea Alger of Partnership Art. Sara Udvig will provide translation support. The attached survey was used for the Partnership Art Community Art and Project Reveal workshop in May 2017 carried out by project leaders Chelsea Alger, Jamie Scheffer and Sara Udvig. The survey was also provided in Spanish.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Chelsea Alger, Mayuli Bales, Karla Beck, Brenda Byron, Jamie Schleffer, Sara Udvig, Julio Zelaya
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To fund a portion of Plaza de Saint James; a public art and green space incorporating concrete/bronze and landscape art, a collaborative community mural, community-created seating using local field stones, community designed fence and performance area.

Project Manager
First Name
Linda
Last Name
Buller
Organization Name
City of Saint James
Street Address
124 Armstrong Blvd S PO Box 70
City
St James
State
MN
Zip Code
56081
Phone
(507) 375-4370
Email
linda.buller@ci.stjames.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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 and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Karen Krause: a visual artist, retired school counselor and art teacher, and a member and instructor at the Waseca Art Center; Margie Larson: a visual artist and retired coordinator in the International Students Office at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Liz Miller: a visual artist and college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at St. Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

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 and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Karen Krause: a visual artist, retired school counselor and art teacher, and a member and instructor at the Waseca Art Center; Margie Larson: a visual artist and retired coordinator in the International Students Office at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Liz Miller: a visual artist and college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at St. Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No