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 Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Nicollet
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
$22,670
Direct expenses
$30,670
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. 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. New relationships with members of groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization are built. They will survey the audience, conduct interviews with performers, as well as record and review their concerts. Audience demographics and numbers will be tracked through ticket sales and survey questions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who were able to participate in the arts increased. The quality, types and number of arts opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offered 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
Katie Wayne, Herb Kroon, Keith Balster, Cheryl Regan, Jerry Crest, John Frey, Lori Smart, Shannon Beal, Marcia Jagodzinske, Jason Teiken, Scott Weilage, Amber Power
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
Present Music on the Hill Chamber Music Series in 2015-16 and expand the "Pops at the Kato" series to three concerts between Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
Project Manager
First Name
Sara
Last Name
Buechmann
Organization Name
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 645
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002-0645
Phone
(507) 625-8880
Email
mso@hickorytech.net
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
No