Small Towns/Rural Areas

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,250
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2014
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,250
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,725
Direct expenses
$11,975
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 art forms originating in the United States and goal is it not be lost for future generations. Financial goal is to provide quality entertainment affordable to families.Campground 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)

To educate and promote bluegrass music as an art form in South East Minnesota via professional stage performances, workshops, open state and jamming opportunities to all age levels.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roberta Anderson, John Campbell, John Leahy, John Magnuson, Judith Mayo, Barbara Ottman, Darrell Ottman, John Owens, Daryl Thompson
Project Overview
Small Towns/Rural Areas
Project Details
August 2014 Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Ottman
Organization Name
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association
Street Address
PO Box 83
City
Rushford
State
MN
Zip Code
55971-0093
Phone
(507) 864-8109
Email
darrbarr@q.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No