Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Martin Luther College AKA Summit Avenue Music Series
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Nicollet
Redwood
Sibley
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
$6,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,310
Direct expenses
$17,110
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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. We will use informal feedback by talking to audience members. We will do a formal survey at our final concert of the season each year. The Concert Manager will design the survey, distribute it and tabulate the results (with some help from her family.)

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bethel Balge, Tami Board, Michelle Gartner, Laurie Gauger-Hested, Grace Hennig,Leah Matzke, Michael Otterstatter, Bill Pekrul
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

Three high quality chamber music concerts by The Altino Duo with pianist Bethel Balge, September 2017; The Bekesh Trio with Peter McGuire and Sabina Thatcher, February 2018; and pianist Ralph Votapek, April 2018.

Project Manager
First Name
Bethel
Last Name
Balge
Organization Name
Martin Luther College AKA Summit Avenue Music Series
Street Address
1995 Luther Ct
City
New Ulm
State
MN
Zip Code
56073
Phone
(507) 354-8221
Email
balgeba@mlc-wels.edu
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