Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Fairmont Opera House, Inc. AKA Fairmont Opera House
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Jackson
Martin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$33,575
Direct expenses
$40,075
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase number of performances by Minnesota artists, increase participation in ChildrenÆs Theatre, have higher quality performances, and develop partnerships with local non-profits.Printed and email surveys; track subscriber/membership numbers; collect data from survey, people attending, age range, number of events, revenue; and hold face to face interviews.

Measurable Outcome(s)

They increased the number of performances by Minnesota artists, increased participation in Children’s Theatre, had higher quality performances, and developed partnerships with local non-profits.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ian Bents, Erica Volkir, Judy Ripley, Mike Riley, Bonnie Taplin, Chris Becker, Jason Subbert
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will support a portion of their fall 2012 events including: music performances, youth programs, and childrenÆs theatre performance.
Project Manager
First Name
Kathi
Last Name
Peterson
Organization Name
The Fairmont Opera House, Inc. AKA Fairmont Opera House
Street Address
45 Downtown Plaza PO Box 226
City
Fairmont
State
MN
Zip Code
56031-1702
Phone
(507) 238-4900
Email
director@fairmontoperahouse.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens' Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes