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
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$35,860
Direct expenses
$39,860
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. They will create a survey, have it available at the Information Booth, ask visitors to come to the Information Booth to complete the survey, and they will tabulate the results. In addition to the survey, committee members will conduct interviews with audience members in the target age group.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who participate in the arts, festivals, and folk and traditional activities increased.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John Ganey, Kris Higginbotham, Mike Lange, Megan Theis, Steven Guse, Margo Powell, Dawn Devens, Ron Arsenault, Trudi Olmanson, Krista Wilkowske
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will sponsor a two-day festival featuring local and regional Minnesota folk musicians on two stages, and local artists displaying work, September 2015, at Minnesota Square Park, St Peter.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Ganey
Organization Name
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Street Address
PO Box 222
City
St Peter
State
MN
Zip Code
56082
Phone
(507) 327-6188
Email
johnganey1418@gmail.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.