Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
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 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$112,900
Direct expenses
$119,900
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
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. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built.They will conduct 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.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Candace Black, Geoff Herbach, Diana Joseph, Richard Robbins, Roger Sheffer, Richard Terrill, Richard Straka
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will present their 32nd annual season of monthly readings and workshops by nine Minnesota authors for students and the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Robbins
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) 389-1354
Email
richard.robbins@mnsu.edu
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