Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Mid West Music Fest
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
July 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)

Sounds Like School will provide access to participation in the arts for more Minnesotans, especially those students and children ages 4-21 years of age. Sounds like School will increase the types and number of arts opportunities in our region for children and young adults. Methods of evaluation will include video-audio recordings, focus groups, interviews, observed behavior change, and data collection.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Every performance was open to the community and advertised as such. In the same manner access to participation in the arts was provided for more Minnesotans.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Trina Barrett, Sam Brown, Charlie Brown, Sean Burke, Jacob Grippen, Zach Krage, Jim Troulen, Doug Westerman
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Mid West Music Fest--Sounds Like School
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Mid West Music Fest
Street Address
168 3rd St E
Zip Code
(608) 498-0268
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