Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Children's Chorus
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
July 2015
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$51,500
Direct expenses
$59,500
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.They will collect stories that they hear from their choir members, the groups that they participate with, and their audience members. They will evaluate audio and video of their performances that will show increased skills. They will survey their concert attendees, increase audience participation, and increase membership.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are 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.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Scott Allen, Leah Reis, Kirstin Baty, Kristen Kienholz, Diane Storvick, Kris Jackson, Doug Schuldt, Mark Wamma, Tim Bistrup, Julie Hiniker
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
The five choirs will present two concerts in the fall and spring of 2014-15 and other special events. They will also provide scholarships to several students.
Project Manager
First Name
Diane
Last Name
Storvick
Organization Name
Mankato Children's Chorus
Street Address
PO Box 3482
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 388-4992
Email
mankatochildrenschorus@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: ChildrenÆs Director at the Waseca Library; Denice Evers: retired teacher and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager and volunteer with the St. James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Craig Nelson: business management and information technology, volunteer with Fairmont arts groups; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at St. Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Bonnie Taplin: board member of the Fairmont Opera House and member of the Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: a college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Greg Wilkins: a visual artist and the Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: ChildrenÆs Director at the Waseca Library; Denice Evers: retired teacher and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager and volunteer with the St. James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Craig Nelson: business management and information technology, volunteer with Fairmont arts groups; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at St. Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Bonnie Taplin: board member of the Fairmont Opera House and member of the Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: a college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Greg Wilkins: a visual artist and the Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No