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
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Le Sueur
Hennepin
McLeod
Nicollet
Sibley
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,000
Direct expenses
$10,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who participate in the arts festivals and folk and traditional activities increases. The variety and number of festivals and traditional arts activities in our region/state increases. The evaluation method will consist of data collection, interviews, and surveys. Committee members will count the number of performances, the number of artists involved, and the audience members under 30 years of age. They will interview artists and attendees to see what they like about their program and what could be improved. This will tell them immediately if there are things that they need to change or adjust. Surveys for audience members will be available at the event, online, at City Hall, and at the Gaylord Public Library.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who participate in the arts, festivals, and folk and traditional activities increased. The variety and number of festivals and traditional arts activities in our region/state increased.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Vickie Holtz, Dana Candella, Lori Waltz, Pauline Marlinski, Kevin McCann, Steve Olmstead, Jane Rischmiller
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will sponsor "Music on Main" with ten concerts by Minnesota musicians in downtown Gaylord from May to October 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Newsom
Organization Name
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
Street Address
PO Box 7
City
Gaylord
State
MN
Zip Code
55334
Phone
(507) 237-2338
Email
anewsom@exploregaylord.org
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.