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Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Center for Irish Music
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
June 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)

100 students and 300 members of the general public are exposed to world-class traditional Irish Music as measured by workshop enrollment, concert attendance and Great Session Experience attendance; students’ horizons and their abilities are expanded through demonstration, emulation and interpretation as measured through workshop evaluations and participation in event sessions.Evaluation methods include counting student workshop enrollment, concert ticket sales, Great Session Experience attendance, written evaluations by participants, and written evaluations by performers

Measurable Outcome(s)

A quantitative outcome is the participation goal we set of reaching 100 adults and 35 youth students. The actual 2015 enrollment was 137 students in the workshops. Another outcome of Minnesota Irish Music is the influx of new music and tunes to Minnesota. Two of the tunes learned during the weekend were performed in August by the youth ensemble at the Minnesota Irish Fair of Minnesota, on the main stage.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mike O'Connor, Pat Cole, David McKenna, Chris Eliasen, Mike Lynch, Ruth McGlynn, Teisha McGee
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for the 2015 Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, an Irish music festival that pairs internationally renowned traditional Irish musicians with students of all ages for a weekend of Irish music instruction and live performances. The event will take place at the Celtic Junction in St Paul in June 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Center for Irish Music
Street Address
836 Prior Ave N
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 815-0083
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
Mary Elizabeth Lee: Artistic, Marketing, Web Design; Tricia Khutoretsky: Education; Timothy Parlin: Artistic; Nancy Rosenbaum: Organizational Development, Education, Marketing; Dan Peltzman: Administration, Finance, Artistic; Erin McQuay: Administration, Disabilities, Education; J Wren Supak: Artistic, Education; Ashley Sondergaard: Marketing, Artistic, Fundraising; Josh LaGrave: Administration, Artistic.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed