Minnesota's Legacy

General Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$48,066
Direct expenses
$51,266
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Venues in rural setting where arts opportunities are limited and open to the general public. Publicity is local, area and national. Encouragement for families – age 16 and under free. Free workshops and open stage provides opportunity for emerging artists to demonstrate their talents to a live audience. Campground is 85% booked for May and 99% booked for August – supports quality programming; Increased attendance on average; Admission within budget of families; Review of comments concerning programming; Bands requests to return; Workshops and open stages well attended; Additional revenue to area businesses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal - to offer music art form in rural area via 2 festivals - attendance of 2765 documents support and success of programming. Workshops, open stage and jamming all well supported. Refer to final reports for May and August festivals for specifics.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roberta Anderson, Terry Barta, Bob Brommerich, John Campbell, Rebecca Gors, John Magnuson, Barbara Ottman, Darrell Ottman, Daryl Thompson
Project Overview
General Operating Support
Project Details
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association General Operating Support 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Ottman
Organization Name
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Street Address
PO Box 93
City
Rushford
State
MN
Zip Code
55971-0093
Phone
(651) 388-3397
Email
darrbarr@q.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; 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; Kathy Peterson: arts administrator; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Emily Urness: writer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No