Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Big Stone County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Big Stone
Project Overview

To increase access to cultural heritage programming by expanding seating for outdoor performances.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sue Ellingsen: Former middle school Band Director at Blue Earth Area Public School.  2006 Blue Earth Area Teacher of the Year. 

Ron Oleheiser: District 8 Representative of the Minnesota State Fair.

Dan Grunhovd: Past president of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs.

Pat Coleman: Acquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Jamey Flannery: Project Manager at Flannery Construction.  Has full range of general contracting experience, from new construction to remodeling to improving historical structures.

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: (2) $700,000 each year for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-County Fairs. The commissioner shall award grants for the development or enhancement of county fair facilities or other projects or programs that provide access to the arts, arts education, or agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage programs, including but not limited to agricultural education centers, arts buildings, and performance stages.

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

Track audience numbers at cultural, historical, and agricultural events.

Recipient Board Members
Bruce Wellendorf
Travis Fitzner
Donald Wellendorf
Ryan Pansch
Reed Stein
Mike Clark
Gary Sigler
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Big Stone Agricultural Society
Street Address
220 Fair St
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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