Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Chorale
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
Dakota
Faribault
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Ramsey
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
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
$12,900
Direct expenses
$20,900
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. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. We will distribute surveys at all of our concerts to gain audience support, as well as announce that cookies and water are available to those that hand in a survey. At the end of the concert series, we will also survey our members to gain their feedback. We QR code in the concert programs for audience members to use so that they can scan and enter in their survey results electronically. We linked the survey to a Google Form which gives us a great amount of data collection and breakdowns to help better understand who are audience base is.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

They will perform four concerts in Mankato; two concerts in November, including a newly commissioned piece "In Glory Everlasting"ť and two concerts in April. Funds will be used for artist fees, membership scholarships, salaries, and concert venue costs.

Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Harstad
Organization Name
Minnesota Valley Chorale
Street Address
PO Box 5134
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002
Phone
(507) 995-2015
Email
minnesotavalleychorale@gmail.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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Inc., Brenda Byron (507) 833-8721