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
CityArt Sculpture Walk
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Pipestone
Ramsey
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
$95,600
Direct expenses
$103,600
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. Several surveys will be used to gather evaluation data regarding the tour. An online and paper survey will be available to the tour goer throughout the year. This survey will gather information regarding the economic impact of the tour goer and their overall experience taking the tour. A survey will be given to the participating artists to gather feedback on their experience with the program. Several key downtown retailers and business leaders will be identified and one-on-one interviews will be conducted to determine the overall impact that CityArt is having on the downtown economy and aesthetics. Noelle Lawton, Special Initiative Coordinator, will be responsible for creating and distributing the surveys, conducting the interviews, and compiling the results.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increased.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Noelle Lawton, Tami Paulsen, Dawn Ulrich, Eric Harriman, Jo Guck Bailey, Mike Fischer, Parker Skophammer, Sandra Oachs, Yvonne Carivoue, Shannon Beal, Jeanne Galloway, Steve Mork, Stephanie Stoffel, Amy Sinning, Amanda Wirig, Ginny Bergerson, Liz Miller
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will sponsor the juried exhibit of 30 outdoor sculptures in downtown Mankato and North Mankato in 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Megan
Last Name
Flanagan
Organization Name
CityArt Sculpture Walk
Street Address
PO Box 193
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002
Phone
(507) 385-6671
Email
mflanagan@citycentermankato.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: Children’s 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 Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Bonnie Taplin: 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: Children's 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 Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Bonnie Taplin: 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.