Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota New Country School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$400
Direct expenses
$4,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. The quality and types of arts education and learning opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Real or perceived barriers to arts learning are identified and addressed.They will develop a short online survey for students to answer a basic satisfaction questionnaire about each art and cultural field trip they attend. Staff will use the information gathered from these surveys to evaluate the successfulness of the grant and to see if goals were met. Each student will be required to write a one page life long learning experience summary for each trip they attend and data will also be attained from these summaries.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who were engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increased. The quality and types of arts education and learning opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increased. Real or perceived barriers to arts learning were identified and addressed.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jill Hahn, Jamie Schaffer, Reta Lind, Nichole Kotasek, Jim Wartman, Diann Wiederich, Sarah Nelsen, Brett Dahlseid
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will provide at least eight arts and cultural field trips for students during the 2013-14 school year.
Project Manager
First Name
Jake
Last Name
Zeiher
Organization Name
Minnesota New Country School
Street Address
210 Main St
City
Henderson
State
MN
Zip Code
56044-0488
Phone
(507) 248-3353
Email
jzeiher@newcountryschool.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Nancy Goettl: adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Sara Krassin: arts administration for ChildrenÆs Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Craig Nelson: business management and information technology; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Blue Earth Community Theater; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Lauren Shoemaker: Music Instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on fair boards and community festivals; Stacey Watje: actor, singer, active member of Springfield Community Theatre; Gina Wenger: professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Nancy Goettl: adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Sara Krassin: arts administration for ChildrenÆs Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Craig Nelson: business management and information technology; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Blue Earth Community Theater; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Lauren Shoemaker: Music Instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on fair boards and community festivals; Stacey Watje: actor, singer, active member of Springfield Community Theatre; Gina Wenger: professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No