Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Twin Cities Women's Choir
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2013
End Date
April 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 Choir, in collaboration with Monroe Crossing, will use the joy and expression of vocal music and bluegrass to broaden the definition of love typically associated with Valentine’s Day by presenting Love Is.... 100 season tickets and 550 concert tickets are sold. Budget blueprint was successfully executed. Time line and communications plan was successfully implemented. Positive comments by audience, singers, collaborators and staff were received.Artistic success is measured by the Choir’s performance and the audience’s reaction. Section Leaders and Directors listen to concert recording, noting intonation, use of dynamics, phrasing, tone, and quality. At the rehearsal following the concert, the Choir is solicited for their opinions regarding the quality of the performance. The Directors will confer with the guest artist and composers of new works to evaluate the Choir’s performance of their pieces. The concert is considered successful if 100 season tickets and 550 concert tickets are sold. The Choir listens to anecdotal reactions from the audience to learn if they were musically engaged and stimulated by the content of the performance. Further, success will be noted if any audience members express interest in joining the Choir or attending future events. Financially, did we met our budget goals, including selling the number of projected tickets and ads.

Measurable Outcome(s)

156 season tickets and 580 concert tickets were sold; the budget blueprint was successfully executed; the timeline and communications plans were successfully implemented; Positive comments were received by audience, singers, Monroe Crossing, and the staff; Comments focused on the energy of the music, the high quality of the performance, and the new performance venue.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Abby Drumm, Alanna Walen, Anna Burnstein, Barb Gacek, Carol Lohman, Gillian Reynolds, Natasha Jaroscak, Sue Harris, Sue Pohlod, Susan Terry
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for Love is..., a choral concert in collaboration with Monroe Crossing at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights in February 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Twin Cities Women's Choir
Street Address
1672 Mackubin St  
St Paul
Zip Code
(612) 333-8292
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Executive Director, Eagan Art House; Jill Anfang: Program Director, Roseville Parks and Recreation; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor and Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Paul Creager: Saint Paul Public Schools Administrator, Square Lake Film Festival Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake Savage Community Education; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Margaret Rog: Consultant and Grant Writer; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Beth Starbuck: Vocal Performer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Rotilie: Education, Artistic, Volunteerism; Ken Coy: Artistic, Education, Community Development; Tom Borrup: Community Education, Organizational Development, Administration; Mark Hinds: Artistic, Administration; Karen Charles: Artistic, Education, General Management; Doug Tiede: Fundraising, Administration, Organizational Development; Sara Marsh: Artistic, Organizational Planning, Administration, Education; Megan Losure: Education, Youth Programming, Artistic.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed