Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hot Summer Jazz Festival AKA Twin Cities Jazz Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Low-income residents and seniors living near Saint Paul’s Green Line will have access to the free Twin Cities Jazz Festival at seven neighborhood venues. We will survey festival partners and venues for documenting audience numbers and for partners’ evaluations and invite audiences to participate in an online survey during and after the festival run June 26-28, available through August 15, 2014. 2: We will identify and address lack of jazz programming for low-income residents and seniors living near Metro Transit’s new Green Line in Saint Paul. We will survey partners and venues in planning and addressing barriers for participation in music programs. We will document attendance at seven venues along Metro Transit Green Line based on police estimates and venues’ reports.

Measurable Outcome(s)

TCJ provided 33 free jazz shows and one free clinic in six venues along Saint Paul's Green Line for 1,450 attendees. 2: 1) 34 free shows. 2) Six venues near senior housing in Rondo and at Episcopal Homes in the Midway. 3) Free Metro bus and Green Line passes. 4) Family-friendly indoor/outdoor venues.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Jim Scheibel, Steve Heckler, Ellis Bullock, Barbara Davis, Phylis Olin, Kevin Barnes, Larry Stoaiken, Pat Courtemanche, Tom Edman, Alden Drew
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Twin Cities Jazz Festival will expand its free three-day outdoor festival, which attracts 40,000 jazz fans to downtown Saint Paul, to additional audiences of 1,900 at seven new venues located along Metro Transit’s Green Line light rail opening in 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Hot Summer Jazz Festival AKA Twin Cities Jazz Festival
Street Address
214 4th St E Ste 140
St Paul
Zip Code
(612) 227-3108
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Lori Brink: Independent teaching artist in multi-media and visual arts for K-12 and adults; Mary Bromen: Executive Director, Dakota Woodlands Women's and Family Homeless Shelter; Ykatirina Cardenas: Performing artist, theatre arts educator; Elizabeth Larson: Arts administrator, Bach Society of Minnesota; freelance musician; Shakuntala Maheshwari: Folk visual artist and photographer; Jessica Shaykett: Librarian, American Craft Council
Conflict of Interest Disclosed