Small Towns/Rural Areas

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 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 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,463
Direct expenses
$15,463
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association provides a heritage music art form in rural Southeast Minnesota where arts enhancement is desirable. Goals include providing a quality experience with an educational component affordable to families in a safe and accessible setting. Campground 85% booked. Average increased attendance. Within family budget, under 16 admitted free. Comments reviewed. Bands request return. Workshops and open stage well attended. Revenue for community businesses. Random attendee interviews.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A heritage music art form in a rural area including education was provided by professional musicians. Attendance was down due to very cold & rainy weather.

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

Small Towns/Rural Areas

Project Details

Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association May 19, 20, 21, 2017 Bluegrass Music Festival

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
Phone
(507) 864-8109
Email
darrbarr19162@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: Director of Operations at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: theatre artist and director; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Carter Martin, arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No