Cultural Heritage Entertainment and Demonstrations

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

To provide educational and entertaining events that showcase the many diverse cultures of Stevens County, and purchase a sound system to enhance performances and demonstrations.

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)

Suggestion boxes will be posted in four areas of fairground.Survey audiences at heritage demonstrations.Fair staff will observe audiences and assess programming success.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Many positive comments.  Audience was usually engaged and asked questions.  Fair will be moving demonstrations to a different area to attract larger audiences.

Source of Additional Funds

Stevens County Agricultural Society

Recipient Board Members
Steve Storck
Wayne Lemmerman
Ryan Sleiter
Mary Hill
Dave Lonergan
Kendon Lange
Les Kopel
Project Manager
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Administered By
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625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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