Arts and History Programming

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,300
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Itasca County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
September 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
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
$3,300
Direct expenses
$3,300
Recipient Board Members
Melissa Ingvaldson Ron Oleheiers Gary Greniger Melissa Johnson Ron Block Matt Cheney Dave Emmanuel
Project Overview

To offer new arts and history programming at the Itasca County Fair. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to a harpist, dulcimer player, and watch a presentation on the dogsled, clothing, and making of the film Iron Will.

Project Manager
First Name
Ron
Last Name
Oleheiser
Organization Name
Itasca County Agricultural Society
Street Address
1336 NE 3rd Ave
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
55744
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Pat Coleman: Acquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society.
Sue Ellingsen: Former middle school band director at Blue Earth Area Public School. 2006 Blue Earth Area Teacher of the Year.
Jamey Flannery: Project Manager at Flannery Construction. Has full range of general contracting experience, from new construction to remodeling to improving historical structures.
Dan Grunhovd: Former president of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs.
Ron Oleheiser: District 8 Representative of the Minnesota State Fair.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No