Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$72,471
Direct expenses
$172,471
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Compelling film and an innovative outreach campaign will ensure record participation of new Asian, Latin, African and other immigrant communities. Attendance numbers will be tabulated and audience surveys employed. The efficacy of our marketing strategy will be measured through feedback from community organizations and attendees. 2: Members of Minnesota’s Asian, Latin, African and other new international populations attend films and events during the two phases of Cine Global. Track attendance with multilingual surveys; record community engagement at events and discussions; qualitative feedback from community partners; track promotions, RSVP lists, free/reduced admission.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Compelling film and an innovative outreach campaign brought record participation of new Asian, Latin, African and other immigrant communities. Attendance was measured via ticket sales, box office reports and headcounts. Sampling efforts included audience ballots collected during the MSP International Film Festival and multi-lingual audience surveys collected during Cine Latino. Feedback was also collected informally through conversations with audience members and more formally through meetings with community partners and through our Cine Global Advisory Group, whose members represent more than thirty countries and twenty-three languages. 2: Members of Minnesota’s Asian, Latin, African and other new international populations attended films and events during the two phases of Cine Global. Attendance was measured via ticket sales, box office reports and headcounts. Sampling efforts included audience ballots collected during the MSP International Film Festival and multi-lingual audience surveys collected during Cine Latino. Feedback was also collected informally through conversations with audience members and more formally through meetings with community partners and through our Cine Global Advisory Group, whose members represent more than 30 countries and twenty-three languages.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Melodie Bahan, Maria Antonia Calvo, Anne Carayon, Senator Richard Cohen, Tom DeBiaso, Jacob Frey, James Gerlich, Karen Heithoff, Max Musicant, Rob Silberman, Susan Smoluchowski, Karen Sternal, Mark Tierney, Frances Wilkinson
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Cine Global is a program of 50 notable films, supplemented by dialogues and events, developed in response to the dynamically shifting regional demographics, and exploring the unique and shared experiences of new Minnesotans.
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Smoluchowski
Organization Name
The Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul
Street Address
125 Main St SE Ste 341
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55414
Phone
(612) 331-7563
Email
susan.s@mspfilm.org
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mary Bromen: Executive director, Dakota Woodlands Women's and Family Homeless Shelter; Laura Campbell: Adult day program manager, Southwest Senior Center, ArtSage teaching artist; Kendall Carlson: Communications and events manager for Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES); Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Lisa Vesel: Executive director, Minnesota Discovery Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No