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
Project GEM
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Nicollet
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
$29,000
Direct expenses
$36,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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. The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increases. Real or perceived barriers to arts learning are identified and addressed.Several types of evaluation questionnaires will be used for the site staff, youth, college students, speakers, and team leaders that participate in the programs. There is also a required Story of Success paper that all team leaders complete, which is an observed narrative evaluation of a student that may have struggled and how they have changed and grown through the classes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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. The number of Minnesotans who are engaged in arts education and learning opportunities increased. Real or perceived barriers to arts learning were identified and addressed.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jason Oren, Melissa Overman, Jeanne Zwart, Jed Highum, Jessica Ortis, Jamie Dalby, Leann Hoppe, Annie Austad, Kaitlynn Shultz
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
The Growth, Experience and Motivation Project will provide arts education program activities to at risk youth, ages 5-18, within a three county area in 2013-14.
Project Manager
First Name
Alice
Last Name
De Yonge
Organization Name
Project GEM
Street Address
523 S 2nd St
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 726-6047
Email
projectgem1994@gmail.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