Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
DalekoArts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
January 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Sibley
Waseca
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
$7,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$25,923
Direct expenses
$33,123
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. DalekoArts will conduct a comprehensive data collection effort to greater understand its audiences and their engagement with the programmed Season. Post-show surveys collecting demographic and qualitative data after each performance are disseminated, and in addition, a focus group of randomly-selected audience members will be assembled for interview upon completion of the Season. A survey disseminated to all Season artists collects information on artist experience (e.g., venue, audience engagement, success of arts education component, symmetry of experience with goals). Artistic Director Amanda White designs the evaluation plans and helps Ben Thietje with oversight of its execution. With five years of training and experience in audience outreach evaluation, and as the designer of Mixed Blood Theatre Company's survey and outreach assessment program, she has developed a sound foundation for creating viable survey, focus group and analysis models.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tyrone Babione, Joshua Campbell, Lori Deihl, Mike Fullerton, Bobby Gardner, Christine Karki, Patrick Kozicky, Matt McNabb, Alecia Scharback, Ben Thietje, Amanda White
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will sponsor their 2017-18 main stage season of four theater productions. Funds will be used for two specific shows: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in September and A Chris Smith Carol in December 2017.

Project Manager
First Name
Amanda
Last Name
White
Organization Name
DalekoArts
Street Address
210 1st Ave SE
City
New Prague
State
MN
Zip Code
56071
Phone
(563) 505-2708
Email
amanda@dalekoarts.com
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