Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

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

To enhance the free arts and cultural heritage performances on Pope County Fair's Free Stage by installing a permanent sound system and bring a Medicine Wagon Show to perform multiple shows each day of the fair. Additionally, to mount historical markers around the fair to explain the history of the buildings and fairgrounds.

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)

Track attendance at performances.Collect feedback regarding sound system.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Between 10-50 people watched each Medicine Wagon Show.A permanent sound system allows performers, who do not own their own equipment, to participate at the fair.  Historic markers were well received and many said they'd like to see additional markers in the future.

Source of Additional Funds

Pope County Agricultural Society

Recipient Board Members
Paul Koubsky
Greg Weidauer
Jennifer Olson
Melissa Schultz
Matt Bouwman
Karen Brosh
Andrew Gaffaney
Peder Gerde
Thom Greiner
Courtny Kalina
Jocelyn Leavitt
Kari Peterson
Mark Tolifson
Project Manager
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St. Paul, MN 55155

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