Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Le Sueur
McLeod
Martin
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Ramsey
Renville
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
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
$44,721
Direct expenses
$52,721
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. As in previous years, we will distribute surveys at all of our concerts to gain audience support and insight. We also offer a QR code for audience members to scan and fill out their survey online. We discovered that by having an online Google Form for the survey, was that it was easier to tabulate and understand the survey results. At the end of the season, we will also survey our student participants to gain their feedback. The scholarship students will also be asked to send thank you notes to their legislators about their experience. The Executive Director will be responsible for carrying out these projects.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jody Fischenich, Keith Flack, William Frame, Sophie Jakovich, Dahsol Lee, Ken Meixner, Heidi Riehl, Justin Tollefson, Dwight Tostenson, Ray Werner.
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To present a fall 2017 concert, "A Night at the Opera", featuring Minnesota Opera soloists from their education outreach program, Musicorum, and Mankato Children's Chorus. They will perform two spring 2018 concerts and will provide scholarships.

Project Manager
First Name
Carolyn
Last Name
Borgen
Organization Name
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 4311
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002-4311
Phone
(612) 251-8492
Email
info@mayso.net
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Inc., Brenda Byron (507) 833-8721