Arts and Cultural Heritage, Equipment and Facilities

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
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
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Jackson
Martin
Nicollet
Waseca
Watonwan
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,790
Direct expenses
$20,790
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The quality, types and number of arts opportunities in our region, and the organizations or venues that offer them increases. Executive director Blake Potthoff will be responsible for creating, distributing and tabulating the results of two surveys designed to measure how successfully we have met our goals. We will be designing two surveys to evaluate our goals and outcomes. One survey will be for patrons to evaluate their experience as audience members. The other survey will be for artists and patrons to evaluate their experience with the new equipment and whether or not it has enhanced their performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Yes, we achieved our planned outcomes. We created, distributed, and tabulated the surveys regarding the updated lighting equipment. This information is useful as additional changes to the physical structure of the facility happen.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbara Berg, Jean Burkhardt, Scott Fuhrman, Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomerenke, Jim Hatch, DeeAnne Helfritz, Bob Luedtke, Kerry Nagel-Allen
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage, Equipment and Facilities

Project Details

They will purchase a new sound board and lighting equipment.

Project Manager
First Name
Blake
Last Name
Potthoff
Organization Name
The Fairmont Opera House, Inc. AKA Fairmont Opera House
Street Address
45 Downtown Plz PO Box 226
City
Fairmont
State
MN
Zip Code
56031-0226
Phone
(507) 238-4900
Email
director@fairmontoperahouse.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Jessica Barens: member of 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, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; 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; 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: member of 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, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: sings with Saint Peter Choral Society and the Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; 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; 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