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
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
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
$244,680
Direct expenses
$252,680
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 an online survey for the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour visitors as they vote for their favorite sculpture. The participating artists will be surveyed to gain feedback on their experience with the program. They will survey local playwrights to address resource needs and opportunities to further develop the Playwright in Residence Program. The Director and Resident Playwright will establish program milestones at the onset of the program. The Director will interview the Resident Playwright quarterly to determine the status of the pre-established milestones. They will survey the artists participating in the enrichment workshop.

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
Bonnie Bennett, Matt Norland, Shannon Sinning, Peter Olson, Greg Weis, Pat Conn, Lora Brady, Antje Meisner, Tamera Saar, Derek Liebertz, Mike Lagerquist, Cathy Brennan, Brian Frink
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will fund three projects. The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour consists of 30 juried outdoor sculptures in downtown Mankato and North Mankato, May 2016 to April 2017. They will create a new Playwright in Residence Program that will support local playwr
Project Manager
First Name
Noelle
Last Name
Lawton
Organization Name
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Street Address
523 2nd St S
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 387-1008
Email
director@twinriversarts.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 the Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists; Joe McCabe: St 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; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of the Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on 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 the Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists; Joe McCabe: St 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; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of the Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer on 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