Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 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
September 2014
End Date
May 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Sibley
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$490
Direct expenses
$4,490
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 participation and arts access 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 lifelong 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 are 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 participation and arts access were identified and addressed.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jamie Schaffer, Jill Hahn, Paul Jaeger, Kelly Okerman, Jim Wartman, Diann Wiederich, Sarah Nelsen, DeAnna Petersen
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will provide eight arts and cultural field trips for students during the 2014-15 school year including: Minnesota Children’s Theater performance, Minnesota Orchestra concert, Guthrie Theater performance, Park Square Theater performance, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Walker Art Center.
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
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