Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Watonwan County Fair
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
July 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To offer free arts activities for children, host fine arts demonstrations, and create a space for teenagers to attend music shows at the Watonwan County Fair.

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
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Collect audience comments after the demonstrations.Track the number of children attending each arts session.

Measurable Outcome(s)

There were 8 different demonstrations with good attendance.  Respondents would like to see more demonstrations in the future. Approximately 20 children attended each arts session.Attendance for teen music area was less than anticipated.

Recipient Board Members
Terry Braaten
Joleen Braaten
Cindy Haler
Paul Haler
Donald Craig
Sue Craig
Mary Sandmeyer
Larry Sandmeyer
Jim Ulmen
James Firchau
Jody firchau
Carla Steinbrink
JR steinbrink
Anna Curry
Ethan Curry
Jen Winkelman
Matt Winkelman
Kayla McGuire
Jamie McGuire
Katherine Haler
Dan Haler
James Braaten
Amanda Petermann
Matt Oasnes
Roger Elness
Austin Wyatt
Alison Durheim
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Watonwan County Fair
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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