Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chisago County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
August 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To enhance the creative arts exhibit areas in the open class and 4-H buildings. Improved lighting will better showcase locally created works in a variety of categories, including but not limited to: painting, quilting, sewing, woodworking.

Funds will also be used to create an agriculture in Minnesota program for children and host a polka band.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of Minnesota, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivison 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage;

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey participants to guage whether lighting increased their appreciation of the exhibits.Count number of participants in kids program.Survey audience after polka band performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendees noticed the lighting upgrade during daylight and evening hours.No participation numbers.Good cross section of ages listening to the performance.

Source of Additional Funds

Chisago County Agricultural Society

Recipient Board Members
Dave Behrendt
Tanika Bender
Jeremy Blazek
Chad Buehring
Steve Carlson
Ralph Carlson
Darrin Forcier
Jon Gorman
Carolyn Heinonen
Mike Hochstatter
Al Hoffman
Colleen Hoffmann
Lyle Holmstrom
Tim Holt
Dan Johnson
Jason May
Richard Muellner
Tangy Schaapveld
Tim Sperry
Kevin Todd
Dan Zach
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Chisago County Agricultural Society
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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