General Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$44,181
Direct expenses
$46,181
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association is the only provider of this music art form in the Southeastern area where enhancement of the arts is desirable. Bluegrass is one of few music at forms originating in the United States and our goal is it not be loCampground 85% booked May and 99% in August supports quality programming increased attendance on average. Admission within the budget of families. Review of comments concerning programming. Bands request to return. Workshops and open stages well attended. Additional revenue to area businesses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Comment/Suggestions and board observation noted positive feedback about programming. Goal of providing a quality music art form was accomplished. All bands expressed desire for future return. Event support demonstrated by attendance, volunteer support and campground registration.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roberta Anderson, Bob Brommerich, John Campbell, Rebecca Gors, John Magnuson, Barbara Ottman, Darrell Ottman, Daryl Thompson
Project Overview
General Operating Support
Project Details
Administrative Expenses
Project Manager
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Ottman
Organization Name
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Street Address
18696 Hwy 16
City
Houston
State
MN
Zip Code
55943
Phone
(651) 388-3397
Email
darrbarr@q.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Larry Gorrell: former dean of Saint Mary's University; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Mary Ruth: Kathy Rush: thespian; Jon Swanson: curator; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Emily Urness: writer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No