Small Towns/Rural Areas

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,251
Direct expenses
$13,751
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We are the sole provider of this art form in the region where arts enhancement is desirable. Bluegrass music originated in the US and goal is to not lose it by offering a quality experience with educational component. Financial goal is art form affordable to families in a pleasant and safe environment. Campground 85% booked; Increased attendance on average; Within family budgets and under 16 admitted free; Review programming comments; Bands request return; Workshops and open stages well attended; Revenue for community businesses; Board members interview random attendees re: programming.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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

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
Small Towns/Rural Areas
Project Details
2015 Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association May Bluegrass Festival
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
John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Jon Swanson: curator; Joan Sween: author; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter