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Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Ethnic Dance Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Quantitative. We expect to sell an average of 65% of the house for the show's run as well as attract 10% first time attendees. Qualitative. We will produce a concert that is of the highest artistic quality and enjoyed by critics and audiences alike and we will strength ties to the community through our volunteer organization, Friends of Ethnic Dance Theatre.We will measure our success in meeting the Outcomes Proposed through box office /attendance records, reviews, audience responses and comments (verbal, on our Facebook page, and through an audience survey), and through interviews with the artists involved.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Quantitative--The 3 shows were enjoyed by 209 people. This is not the 65% of total seats (585) that we were hoping for but a mere 23%. Because we had good tracking through credit card receipts, we can say that of the 209 in attendance 22 were first time attendees, which is 11% of the attending group. Qualitative--We did not receive anything but glowing reviews for this spring concert shows.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Claire Courtney, Rita Schultz, Jeanne Schultz, Donald La Course, Eva Kish, Leila Poullada, Bob Iwaskewycz, Tyrone Schenk, Loren Kramer-Johnson, Matthew La Course
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding to produce Mountain Memories, a series of concerts representing dances and music from mountain cultures worldwide, including new works from Uzbekistan, Algeria, Ecuador and Serbia. Performances will take place at the EM Pearson Theater at Concordia University in April 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Ethnic Dance Theatre
Street Address
3507 Clinton Ave
Zip Code
(763) 545-1333
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, Storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre Artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Rotilie: Education, Artistic, Volunteerism; Daniel Pinkerton: Artistic; Reona Berry: Artistic; Dana Prottas: Education; Jennifer Newell: Fundraising; Taja Will: Artistic, Administration; Lauren Dee: Marketing, Web Design, Organizational Development, Youth Programming.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Jeff Prauer (651) 645-0402