Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,895
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Fillmore
Houston
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Fillmore
Houston
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,895
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,406
Direct expenses
$22,301
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Only area public event dedicated to bluegrass music art form. Our region is predominately rural and venue is a valuable opportunity to educate and promote an art form to the public. Facilities are handicapped accessible and transport available for any attendee. Contact number published and posted. Comment/Suggestion Box, random interviews with audience members, board listens to programming for quality, 1 day free workshop on bluegrass music/instruments to stimulate interest and educate prior to festival with evaluation forms completed with follow up on instrument specific workshops.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We provide quality bluegrass music in a family environment at an affordable price held at an ADA accessible facility. Comments received support quality programming.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roberta Anderson, Bob Brommerich, John Campbell, Rebecca Gors, John Magnuson, Barbara Ottman, Darrell Ottman, Daryl Thompson
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
August Workshop and Bluegrass Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Ottman
Organization Name
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Street Address
18696 Hwy 16
City
Houston
State
MN
Zip Code
55943
Phone
(651) 388-3397
Email
darrbarr@q.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: performance artist; John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: operations manager, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: secretary, Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: visual artist; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; 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; Kathleen Peterson, playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Joan Sween: author; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter