Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$22,278
Direct expenses
$30,278
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases. Real or perceived barriers to arts participation and arts access are identified and addressed. They will survey the audience at each of their concerts and survey the student musicians at the end of the season. Students who received a scholarship will also be asked to write a narrative on their experience with the group and how the scholarship helped them.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who were able to participate in the arts 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
Lisa Hill, Ken Meixner, Keith Flack, Dahsol Lee, Dwight Tostenson
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
Present two concerts in the fall and spring of 2015-16; with two of the concerts taking place in other communities. Younger students in North Star Strings will also participate in the concerts to prepare them to become a member of Mankato Area Youth Symph
Project Manager
First Name
Carolyn
Last Name
Borgen
Organization Name
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 4311
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002-4311
Phone
(612) 251-8492
Email
carolyn.borgen@me.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: Waseca Community Education Advisory Council member; Denice Evers: retired teacher, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: singer with Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists Sioux Trails Chapter; Joe McCabe: Saint James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer for Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: Waseca Community Education Advisory Council member; Denice Evers: retired teacher, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: singer with Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists Sioux Trails Chapter; Joe McCabe: Saint James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer for Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Brenda Byron (507) 833-8721