Minnesota's Legacy

Introduction of the Arts and Historic Musical Experiences

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Cottonwood County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2011
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cottonwood
Cottonwood
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
$7,368
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,326
Direct expenses
$7,368
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey audience after performances.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Overall fair attendance was up from 2011 fair.Bleachers were full for performances.

Source of Additional Funds

Cottonwood County Agricultural Society

Recipient Board Members
Mike Hanson
Leland Thiesen
Merlyn Hubin
Sally Larson
Greg Johnson
Kay Clark
Dawn Fredin
Tim Sell
ValRee Graff
Laura Sandmeyer
Project Overview

To expand the awareness of the arts and history of music in America. The fair will host a jug band, polka band, folk singer and yodeler. To enhance the performances, a sound system and portable bleachers will be purchased.

Project Manager
First Name
Sally
Last Name
Larson
Organization Name
Cottonwood County Agricultural Society
Phone
507-831-0023
Email
slarson@fbfs.com