Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Brown
Watonwan
Faribault
Waseca
Le Sueur
Sibley
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Brown
Watonwan
Faribault
Waseca
Le Sueur
Sibley
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,320
Direct expenses
$23,820
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans that 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. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built.We will gather data for Mozart in Me and Music on the Hill, including concert attendance, tickets purchased in advance vs. tickets purchased at the door, and season ticket sales vs. single tickets. Each performance will be recorded and reviewed. Surveys will be handed out at concerts and the results will be tabulated and analyzed. Audience members will be encouraged to complete and return the surveys to enter a drawing. Data may also be collected through interviews. The success of publicity and marketing will be evaluated by looking for patterns of increased overall attendance or increased attendance from a region or group. Youth Concerts will be evaluated using student responses and interviews with participating teachers and volunteers.

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 offer them increased. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization were built.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Neil Nurre, Eric Plath, Herb Kroon, Tricia Stenberg, Jonathan Zierdt, Keith Balster, Cheryl Regan, David Kim, Jim Santori, Yvonne Cariveau, Sonja Jacobsen, Joh Lindberg, Kenneth Gertjejansen, Keith Boleen
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will present three programs: Music on the Hill, including four chamber music concerts beginning October 14, 2012; Mozart in Me," an interactive four concert series for young children and their families with the first concert October 6; and two free concerts for students in grades 4-6.
Project Manager
First Name
Sara
Last Name
Buechmann
Organization Name
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 645
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002-0645
Phone
(507) 625-8880
Email
mso@hickorytech.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Nancy Goettl: adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Sara Krassin: arts administration for the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with the Saint James Community Theater; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with Interlaken Heritage Days Festival in Fairmont; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, director and playwright; Gina Wenger: professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Nancy Goettl: adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Sara Krassin: arts administration for the ChildrenÆs Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with the Saint James Community Theater; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with Interlaken Heritage Days Festival in Fairmont; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, director and playwright; Gina Wenger: professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No