Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
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
$247,540
Direct expenses
$255,540
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. The ice carvers will complete a post-event survey to determine their experience participating in the program and feedback for improvement. The Executive Director of Twin Rivers will develop the survey, distribute, and tabulate the results. Evaluation of the Playwright in Residence Program will include an audience survey created by the Resident Playwright. The Resident Playwright will be responsible for administering the survey at the final workshop/reading. The Resident Playwright will be responsible for collecting and tabulating the results. The Resident Playwright will also provide a final written summary on his/her experience in the program. Twin Rivers and One Bright Star will work together to evaluate the success of the gallery exhibition. Together, we will develop and distribute a survey to participating families about their experience with the project. We will measure how well they felt that the artist captured the essence of their child, was the partnership with the artist meaningful (i.e. did they feel heard and included in the process), did the exhibition provide a space to be comfortable talking about and celebrating their child, and did it provide opportunities for other family members or friends to learn something new about the child and discover ways to talk about the child with the bereaved family. We will gather narrative information from the artists on their experience with the project and discover what we can do differently in the future to provide more clarity on intended outcomes. Lastly, we will gather comments and feedback from gallery patrons on their experience seeing the exhibition and what new information they took away regarding communicating with bereaved families.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Wade Abed, Pat Conn, Robert Fleischman, Brian Frink, Steve Jameson, Melissa Ketchum, Trudy Kunkel, Mike Lagerquist, Derek Liebertz, Antje Meisner, Tamera Saar, Shannon Sinning, Scott Stevens, Brad Swanson
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

Playwright in Residence Program, May 2018; ice sculpture contest during the Kiwanis Lights display in Sibley Park; and an exhibit Celebrating Life: Essence Through Art with One Bright Star and local artists.

Project Manager
First Name
Noelle
Last Name
Lawton
Organization Name
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Street Address
523 2nd St S PO Box 293
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 387-1008
Email
info@twinriversarts.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