Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,570
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society AKA The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Stearns
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,570
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,082
Direct expenses
$51,652
Administration costs
$510
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through a three-concert chamber series at the Capri Theater, the SPCO will further its mission of making world-class orchestral music accessible to more people. Through analysis of feedback from SPCO musicians and project personnel, the SPCO and the Capri will participate in ongoing and reciprocal evaluation of the partnership’s planning, implementation, and achievements. 2: The SPCO will provide educational activity in conjunction with its concerts at the Capri to create additional access points to classical music. The SPCO and Capri will evaluate the SPCO’s educational program through the University of Minnesota’s Youth Program Quality Assessment method, in addition to post-concert patron surveys for Start the Music!

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through a three-concert chamber series at the Capri, the SPCO furthered its mission of making world-class orchestral music accessible to more people. It has been our experience that soliciting concert feedback at the event itself through paper surveys leads to a far greater response rate than if we email a survey several days later. Teen ambassadors distributed surveys and pens along with the event programs, and attendees were reminded multiple times during the concert to return them after the concert concluded in exchange for a piece of chocolate. The chocolate bribe has proven to be wildly effective. 2: The SPCO provided educational programming for children and teens at the Capri to create additional access points to classical music. The Capri did not use the University of Minnesota’s Youth Program Quality Assessment method as we had anticipated. There was a leadership transition between the time that we applied for this grant and it was executed, and that assessment was a vestige of outgoing leadership. We used paper surveys and chocolate incentives for completed forms at the Start the Music! and Xplorchestra! concerts and achieved similarly high response rates as with our chamber music concerts.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Daria Adams, Daniel Avchen, Jo Bailey, Lynne Beck, Debra Berns, Theresa Bevilacqua, Jon Cieslak, Penny Chally, Richard Cohen, Sheldon Damberg, Nina Tso-Ning Fan, Judith Garcia Galiana, Bonnie Grzeskowiak, Ingrid Lenz Harrison, Andrina Hougham, Amy Hubbard, A.J. Huss Jr., Arthur W. Kaemmer, D. William Kaufman, Erwin A. Kelen, Robert L. Lee, David L. Lillehaug, Jon Limbacher, Laura Liu, Wendell Maddox, Stephen H. Mahle, Richard M. Martinez, Jerome A. Miranowski, Alfred P. Moore, Betty Myers, David Myers, Jenny Lind Nilsson, Lowell J. Noteboom, Deborah J. Palmer, Paula J. Patineau, Daniel R. Pennie, Nicholas S. Pifer, Shawn Quant, Andrew J. Redleaf, Paul C. Reyelts, Donald E. Ryks, Anthony C. Scarfone, Daniel J. Schmechel, Fred Sewell, Ronald Sit, Jospeh Tashjian, Charles Ullery, Dobson West, Alan Wilensky, Scott Wilensky, Elizabeth Willis, Paul Wilson, Priscilla Zee
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Through a three concert chamber series at the Capri Theater, in addition to education and outreach programming, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestera will further its mission of making world-class orchestral music accessible to as many people as possible.
Project Manager
First Name
Becky
Last Name
Cline
Organization Name
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society AKA The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Street Address
408 St Peter St 3rd Fl
City
St Paul
State
MN
Phone
(651) 292-3280
Email
rcline@spcomail.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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Private equity manager; board chair, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ann Benrud: Director of communications and external relations, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Christina Chang: Museum curator; doctorate in art history; Kevin Curran: Nonprofit professional in development and grant writing for arts organizations; Mary Flicek: Arts administrator; board member, River Junctions Arts Council; Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Patrick Serrano: MS in nonprofit institutions, volunteer grant writer; Dameun Strange: Bush Foundation Community Innovation Team member
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600