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
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
June 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
$97,491
Direct expenses
$105,491
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.They will conduct online and hard-copy surveys of general and targeted audiences.

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. 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.

Description of Funds
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 33rd annual season of monthly readings and workshops for students and the public; seven of the fourteen writers are either native Minnesotans or are based in Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Diana
Last Name
Joseph
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) 389-5144
Email
diana.joseph@mnsu.edu
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