Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2018
End Date
August 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
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
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,000
Direct expenses
$17,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases. Parents and students will be surveyed. We believe that the majority of those surveyed will say they have had a positive experience. 310 students will be affected in addition to staff members. Based on performance attendance for 2 shows over 1500 community members will be affected. The elderly will also be included as we perform for several of the local retirement communities bringing the art of dance to them. This grant allows for us to continue that work. We provide surveys to our dance parents, students and staff at every performance. We are committed to improving and finding out how to better serve our community. The board of directors will create the survey based on the one provided by Prairie Lakes. The office manager, Gerri Mae Sullivan will distribute and tabulate the results. We will also collect data. It is very effective to see if we are achieving our mission. We found that after normal attrition we still enrolled 40 new students in this dance year. We tracked the number of our summer camp dancers has increased and we expect that this year as well.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Joleen Koenigs, Richard Koenigs, Nancy Kowalski, Shannon Zachman
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will expand their summer dance programs and offer a free summer camp for children to try dance in 2018. The funds will be used for studio rent during the summer months.

Project Manager
First Name
Joleen
Last Name
Koenigs
Organization Name
Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
Street Address
1400 Madison Ave Ste 318
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 625-2005
Email
dcdance002@gmail.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