Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Martin
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
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
$4,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,200
Direct expenses
$8,400
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. They will utilize a parent survey to solicit feedback about family experiences and child outcomes. A post-it note evaluation activity will be implemented with children during the culminating event. An artist survey will be used to solicit artists’ perspectives related to child learning observations and individual impact of the project.

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.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Brian Benshoof, Laura Bowman, Brenda Flannery, Kaaren Grabianowski, Nick Hinz, Barb Kaus, Linda Kilander, Kim Kleven, Naomi Mortensen, Tim Newell, Christine Powers, Tom Riley, Beth Serrill, Christie Skilbred, Katie Smentek, Sara Steinbach, Keith Stover, Anna Thill, Vance Stuehrenberg, Ginger Zierdt
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will host a Guest Artist Workshop Series culminating with a Special Guest Artist Showcase event, featuring fourteen artists facilitating hands on workshops, October 2015 through May 2016.
Project Manager
First Name
Deb
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Street Address
224 Lamm St
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 386-0279
Email
deb.johnson@cmsouthernmn.org
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