Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato and North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer's
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Olmsted
Nicollet
Steele
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,150
Direct expenses
$23,150
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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. We will develop pre- and post-surveys specifically designed for the three types of members in the chorus: People living with AD/OAD, care partners and volunteers. The survey will be presented to returning and new members each session. It is appropriate to survey returning members because we are serving people with a progressive disease. Chorus tools may be modified for individual needs of chorus members. Modifications include use of large font size; song content with words only; and a CD recording of selected songs with parts. Concert attendees will complete a survey evaluation that will address the idea that individuals living with AD/OAD are capable of doing many things; and that chorus rehearsals, music selection, and performances are carried out in a professional manner.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will sponsor the Singing Hills Chorus, a choir for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care partners. Funds will be used for the two chorus sessions and concerts, in the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019.

Project Manager
First Name
Sandi
Last Name
Lubrant
Organization Name
Mankato and North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer's
Street Address
201 N Broad St Ste 102
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(763) 258-9030
Email
sjlubrant@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Steve Davis: orchestra member, orchestra volunteer, music school volunteer; Denice Evers: retired teacher, community theater volunteer; Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomerenke: 4-H Coordinator, education coordinator, board member; Diane Harms: singer; Karen Krause: visual artist, retired school counselor, retired art teacher, art center instructor; Margie Larson: visual artist and retired college international student coordinator; Charles Luedtke: retired music professor, Organists guild; Randy Mediger: retired principal, retired teacher, community theater charter member; Liz Miller: visual artist, art professor; Lauren Shoemaker: school music instructor; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, gallery executive director; Carol Soma: retired language arts teacher, theater volunteer; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, fair and festival board volunteer.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Steve Davis: orchestra member, orchestra volunteer, music school volunteer; Denice Evers: retired teacher, community theater volunteer; Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomerenke: 4-H Coordinator, education coordinator, board member; Diane Harms: singer; Karen Krause: visual artist, retired school counselor, retired art teacher, art center instructor; Margie Larson: visual artist and retired college international student coordinator; Charles Luedtke: retired music professor, Organists guild; Randy Mediger: retired principal, retired teacher, community theater charter member; Liz Miller: visual artist, art professor; Lauren Shoemaker: school music instructor; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, gallery executive director; Carol Soma: retired language arts teacher, theater volunteer; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, fair and festival board volunteer.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No