Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
East Metro Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
November 2018
End Date
June 2019
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

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

East Metro Symphony Orchestra hopes to achieve a 10% increase in orchestra member numbers, as well as a 15% increase in concert season attendance based on the 2017-2018 season numbers. East Metro Symphony Orchestra also hopes to expand the number of seniors able to enjoy a concert experience at senior living facilities, increasing the number of audience participants by 200%, as a result of the addition of new smaller ensemble performances at these communities. East Metro Symphony Orchestra will evaluate the success of meeting its goals through audience and participant counts, information collected through surveys at each concert, and audience feedback during post-concert receptions. Written and oral feedback will also be collected from orchestra members after each concert.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Activities Support

Project Details

East Metro Symphony Orchestra 2018-2019 Concert Season.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
East Metro Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
380 Rivertown Dr Ste 200
Zip Code
(651) 351-7066
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Osman Mohamed Ali: Founder and Executive Director; Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director; Cristeta Boarini: freelance audio producer, journalist, writer, Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director, Alejandra Iannone: Creative Co-Director, Wu Chen Khoo: Technical: Stage Technical Designer,Stage Director, Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Consultant, Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Donna Saul Millen: Events Director, Christal Moose: Manager, Adaobi Okolue: Executive Director, Andrea Sjogren: Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator, Deanna StandingCloud: Program and Community Network Director, Sara Wilson: Attorney.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ann Spencer: Fundraising, General Administration, Artistic; Chris Garza: Artistic, General Management and Administration, Finance; Denise Tennen: Youth Programming, Finance, Fundraising; Eri Isomura: Artistic, Youth Programming, Volunteerism; Fatima Camara: Artistic, Youth Programming, Education; Julia Hobart: Artistic, Audience Development and Marketing, General Administration; Kate Hujda: General Management and Administration, Artistic, Organizational Development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed