Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Sibley
Waseca
Steele
Olmsted
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,650
Direct expenses
$7,150
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. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built.To gather quantitative data with more accurate attendance records through a raffle type ticketing system, also to gather qualitative data about the positive effects of the programming through video/audio participant interview recordings with a random sample of children, young adults, and adults about their experiences at the festival. About 50% or more of those interviewed will have had an overall positive experience, that the festival provided an improved educational component, and that they improved their cultural understanding.

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. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access were identified and addressed. 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
Tom Gjersvig, Kyle Goodfellow, Julie Rabaey, Doni Casula Williams, Ishrat Kamal-Ahmed, Cita Maignes, Pat Lueck, Meredith Bilse, Ignacio Belmonte, Khurram Javed, Ann Carlberg, Audrey Stolzman, Natha Townsend, Greg Wilkins, Greg Husak, Lenny Koupal
Project Overview
Mankato Area International Festival
Project Details
They will sponsor public performances by the Ethnic Dance Theatre, Mu Daiko of the Mu Performing Arts Center, and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, all from Minneapolis, during the Mankato Area International Festival, April 14, 2013.
Project Manager
First Name
Meredith
Last Name
Bilse
Organization Name
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Street Address
250 Centennial Student Union
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 389-1281
Email
meredith.bilse@mnsu.edu
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