Experience Development and Fabrication 1

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$197,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law 2013, Chp. 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 7
Appropriation Language

$1,100,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are for arts and cultural heritage grants to children's museums. Of this amount, $600,000 the first year and $400,000 the second year are for the Minnesota Children's Museum, $200,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum, $100,000 each year is for the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and $200,000 each year is for the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$197,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,500
Direct expenses
$197,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
2
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Children of southern Minnesota will benefit from, for the first time, easy access to learning opportunities, including interaction with art, culture, and heritage, at an informal learning center in their region.2. All Minnesotans can benefit from a greater understanding of our state-wide identity from explorations with the distinct art, culture, and heritage of southern Minnesota.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Conceptual development of 12,000 square feet of museum gallery space and detailed exhibit design drawings were completed.
2. Concept description was fleshed out around placement of Dakota content throughout museum indoor/outdoor gallery spaces.
3. Relationships were developed and a large scope of work was completed with local contractors, subcontractors and trade specialists.
4. Other grant funds were leveraged as a result of this effort, providing for the additional development and future installation of Minnesota artists’ works at the museum’s permanent site.

Source of Additional Funds

Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Grant

Project Overview

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried through three successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota used the 2013 direct appropriation to prepare for and begin building exhibit components for its permanent facility by combining professional museum expertise with local resources, volunteers, and community involvement.

Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Olson
Organization Name
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Street Address
PO Box 3103
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002
Phone
(507) 995-2242
Email
peter.olson@cmsouthernmn.org