Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,840
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Fairmont Opera House, Inc. AKA Fairmont Opera House
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Jackson
Martin
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,840
Other Funds Leveraged
$540
Direct expenses
$5,380
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
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. They will survey the artists and ask if the new equipment enhanced their performances and if they felt the upgrades were necessary. They will survey the technicians and ask if the equipment is functioning properly and safely. They will survey the audience and ask if they could hear the performances and if there were any other upgrades that they would recommend.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who were able to participate in the arts increased. The quality, types and number of arts opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offered them increased. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access were identified and addressed.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbara Berg Jensen, Scott Fuhrman, Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomeranke, Chris Gerhardt, DeeAnne Helfritz, Sandra Krumholz, Bob Luedtke, Kerry Nagel-Allen, Mary Schoener
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
They will use funds for microphones and sound equipment.
Project Manager
First Name
Jonas
Last Name
Nissen
Organization Name
The Fairmont Opera House, Inc. AKA Fairmont Opera House
Street Address
45 Downtown Plz PO Box 226
City
Fairmont
State
MN
Zip Code
56031-0226
Phone
(507) 238-4900
Email
director@fairmontoperahouse.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: Waseca Community Education Advisory Council member; Denice Evers: retired teacher, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: singer with the Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of the Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: Waseca Community Education Advisory Council member; Denice Evers: retired teacher, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: singer with the Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of the Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No