Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Merely Players Community Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
May 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Martin
Sibley
Watonwan
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
$126,310
Direct expenses
$134,310
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. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built. Audience members, production cast and crew, and Board and staff members will complete our survey. The General Manager will distribute and compile the results that will be presented in written form to the Board. Ticket sales reports will be generated for each production and compared to the previous season to determine changes in attendance.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will present their season in Mankato: “Oliver” in Nov. 2018 and “The Complete Works of Shakespeare: Abridged” in May 2019; at Lincoln Community Center. “My Fair Lady” in March 2019 will be at Kato Ballroom. Funds will used for production expenses.

Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Olson
Organization Name
Merely Players Community Theatre
Street Address
110 Fulton St PO Box 3637
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 388-5483
Email
info@merelyplayersmn.org
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