Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Offer twelve Concerts on the Green free to the public during the 2015 season. Provide a minimum of two question and answer sessions with musicians. Provide at least one instrument petting zoo with 10-15 youth and professional musicians. To evaluate the program, staff will track the number of activities held outside of the concerts; track the number of youth that participate in the instrument petting zoo; track the number of audience members at each concert. Attendees will complete surveys regarding their experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Twelve concerts were offered free to the public through Concerts on the Green. Question and answer sessions took place with two of the most popular groups. One instrument petting zoo was held during a concert.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Heather Bach, Rod Baker, Mary Bergin, Angus Callender, Michael Charron, Fran Edstrom, Ray Feller, Terry Hawkings, Larry Jost, Virginia Laken, David Marshall, Tedd Morgan, Kathleen Peterson, Margaret Shaw Johnson, Jeanne Skattum, LeRoy Telstad
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Concerts on the Green
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Street Address
79 E 3rd St
(507) 474-9375
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Jon Swanson: curator; Joan Sween: author; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848