Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage, Equipment and Facilities

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Arts Center of Saint Peter, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,000
Direct expenses
$4,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The quality, types and number of arts opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. After the chairs are replaced, at the first performance where they are present, we will ask audience members to comment about the new seating on their post-show surveys. Specifically we'll encourage those who've been to past events to comment on whether the new seating improved the quality of their experience relative to past Arts Center events. If we receive documentation of a more comfortable experience and enhanced ability to focus on the performance, without the distraction of uncomfortable and unattractive seating, we will consider that outcome successfully achieved. We will also welcome" the chairs with posts on social media and our website, to let our members and the public know about the new heightened quality of the experience of attending an Arts Center event."

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes by purchasing new padded chairs. We used a survey. We learned that audience comfort does indeed affect overall experience. In the future we will address these needs as program-related priorities.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tammy Bohlke, Laurie Dietrich, Kelly Holland, Joel Jackson, Krystal Pierce, Shawn Schloesser, Jennifer Taylor, Jan Waller, Malia Wiley
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Equipment and Facilities
Project Details
They will purchase padded folding chairs and a storage rack.
Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Rosenquist Fee
Organization Name
Arts Center of Saint Peter, Inc.
Street Address
315 Minnesota Ave S
City
St Peter
State
MN
Zip Code
56082
Phone
(507) 931-3630
Email
director.acsp@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: serves on the Waseca Community Education Advisory Council; Steve Davis: member of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota State University/Community Orchestra, volunteer for Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and New Ulm Suzuki School of Music; Denice Evers: retired teacher and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at St. Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: a college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: a visual artist and the Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: serves on the Waseca Community Education Advisory Council; Steve Davis: member of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota State University/Community Orchestra, volunteer for Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and New Ulm Suzuki School of Music; Denice Evers: retired teacher and volunteer with the Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with the Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, New Ulm and member of the Sioux Trails Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher and charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: a visual artist and the Executive Director of the 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher and volunteer on Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: a college Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: a visual artist and the Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No