Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
International Friendship Through the Performing Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
November 2017
End Date
October 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Residents with limited mobility in Minnesota retirement communities will hear performances of ethnic music, jazz, or classical music chosen by them. Number of concert attendees and TV viewers will be counted. Comment sheets will be distributed and results will be analyzed and tabulated. Video recordings of concerts will be made for future analysis. 2: IFTPA will expand our connections to four new retirement communities and offer new performers to ones we have served in the past. Comment sheets will be distributed with programs and partner community staff and musicians. The results will be analyzed and tabulated.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access

Project Details

International Friendship Through the Performing Arts will bring a diverse mix of top performing groups to perform concerts and participate in outreach activities in six Minnesota retirement communities.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
International Friendship Through the Performing Arts
Street Address
1960 Cliff Lake Rd Ste 129-219
Zip Code
(952) 210-3628
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Christina Cotruvo: Harpist, certified clinical musician, and nonprofit administrator; Janette Davis: Nonprofit consultant; board member, The Soap Factory; Shelley Johnson: Improviser, actor, and preschool teacher; Monica Segura-Schwartz: Board member, GREAT Theatre, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, St Cloud School District; Simon Sperl: Director of corporate and foundation relations. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities; Rory Wakemup: Director, All My Relations Gallery; Arts Board grantee; Kimberly Young: Grant writer with Grant Assist Consulting

Conflict of Interest Disclosed