Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Fairmont Opera House, Inc. AKA Fairmont Opera House
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Jackson
Martin
Nicollet
Waseca
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
$7,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$8,800
Direct expenses
$16,000
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. To prove that “Minnesotans participate in the arts because arts experiences are relevant and accessible to them" Executive Director Blake Potthoff will be responsible for creating, distributing and tabulating the results of a patron survey. One question will be for patrons to evaluate their experience as audience members. Another question will be to determine if the experience is relevant to the audience. To determine how “Minnesotans learn, grow or change because they participate in quality arts experiences"ť another question will ask if the individual is more inclined to experience more classical music performances in the future, either as a participant or a patron.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jean Burkhardt, Scott Fuhrman, Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomerenke, Jim Hatch, Bob Luedtke, Beth Neist, Georgie Pfaffinger, Jane Reiman, Heidi Thomas
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will sponsor their 2017-18 subscription series. Funds will be used for a classical music concert by “The Minnesota Sinfonia", April 2018.

Project Manager
First Name
Blake
Last Name
Potthoff
Organization Name
The Fairmont Opera House, Inc. AKA Fairmont Opera House
Street Address
45 Downtown Plz PO Box 226
City
Fairmont
State
MN
Zip Code
56031-0226
Phone
(507) 238-4900
Email
director@fairmontoperahouse.org
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