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
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Brown
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Sibley
Martin
Faribault
Waseca
Watonwan
Le Sueur
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
$96,180
Direct expenses
$102,680
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.Online and hard-copy surveys of general and targeted audiences.

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
Richard Robbins, Candace Black, Geoff Herbach, Diana Joseph, Roger Sheffer, Richard Terrill
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will present their 31st annual season of monthly readings and workshops by eighteen different authors for students and the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Diana
Last Name
Joseph
Organization Name
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
Street Address
230 Armstrong Hall
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 389-5144
Email
diana.joseph@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