Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
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
Faribault
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
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
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$22,330
Direct expenses
$30,330
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. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built. Executive Director Sara Buechmann will oversee the project evaluation. She has received training from Dr. Patricia Shifferd, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing in the field of arts evaluation and attended workshops on the subject. The plan is to use volunteers to distribute a survey at the performances, along with programs, and collect them at the end of each performance. The surveys will be tabulated to determine any trends or changes in participation. In addition to surveys, we find valuable information through talking to participants. We can talk with participants and ask questions about their experience to determine if goals are being met. We also analyze unsolicited feedback--thank you letters, phone calls, and posts on social media often provide a lot of information about a powerful concert experience. Many people post about their first visit to the Symphony and tag us so that we can see it.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Shannon Beal, Jerry Crest, Kim Ernest, Thea Groth, Marcia Jagodzinske, Sue Keithahn, Kenny Klooster, Herb Kroon, Paul Lawton, Peter McGuire, Joe Smentek, Jason Teiken, Scott Weilage
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will use funds for a Symphonic Series Concert, May 2018. The “Moving Pictures at an Exhibition"ť concert will feature animated film accompaniment that can sync to the speed of the live music.

Project Manager
First Name
Elise
Last Name
Pawlak
Organization Name
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 645
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002-0645
Phone
(507) 625-8880
Email
admin@mankatosymphony.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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

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