Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Sounds of Hope, Ltd.
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)

The project will deliver 30-minute concerts to 1,000 or more seniors underserved by the arts who are living in residential care centers in ten plus cities. Post-project evaluations to include phone follow up with care center staff and Sounds of Hope review sessions will indicate a 50-50 mix of new venues and return venues, with post-concert feedback from care center staff indicating good results with outcomes and a strong commitment to implementing future arts programming in each venue. 2: The project will travel to and reach 1,000 care center residents who do not participate fully in the arts, including those with memory loss and confining physical conditions. Staff will collect data from care center staff about participants attending events, to include ranges of ages, physical and mental conditions, frequency of arts participation in prior two years, and future arts project possibilities and needs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Concerts were scheduled and presented in facilities in seven cities. To improve efficiency, we did multiple concerts in some cities rather than traveling to the ten cities first planned. 2: The project outcome was exceeded. Approximately 1,200 seniors experiencing significant disabilities and other obstacles to arts participation were reached.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Judith Morrison, Virginia Kone, Fred Perez, Hannah Hoes, Jim Keane, John Choi, David Pizzuto, David Badgley, Bethany Gladhill, Gary Pederson
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
1,000 or more seniors in Red Wing, Winona, Zumbrota, Windom, Worthington, Chatfield, West Saint Paul, Saint Paul, and other cities will enjoy concerts and/or make music with professional musicians and young performers from countries around the world.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Sounds of Hope, Ltd.
Street Address
253 4th St E Ste 205
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 225-4179
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
Cheryle Caplinger: Executive director of the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra; Mary Flicek: Arts Administrator volunteer for River Junctions Arts Council and Board Member, Grant Writer, Theater Box Office Manager, Marketing; Nicholas Legeros: Sculptor, President of Nicholas Legeros Inc.; Moheb Soliman: Poet and performance artists; staff member at Mizna; Kristine Wyant: Director of corporate and foundation relations., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Conflict of Interest Disclosed