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Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Jewish Community Center of Greater Minneapolis AKA Sabes Jewish Community Center Performing Arts Department
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
February 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 Arts Access

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

Quantitative: We anticipate attendance of at least 1500 patrons across three weekends of events. Qualitative: Patron feedback will show appreciation for diversity of event type, diversity of Jewish experience, and meaningful moments of community engagement in a Jewish environment.In order to fully evaluate the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, we plan to collect feedback from both audience and artists involved via anonymous survey. We will also evaluate the Festival from media attention, ticket sales, and audience size.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Quantitative: We anticipated attendance of at least 1500 patrons across three weekends of events. FINAL ATTENDANCE was 1251. Qualitative: We expected patrons would appreciate the diversity of event type and of Jewish experience, which many did express on the follow-up SurveyMonkey survey we emailed to all patrons who provided an email address.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Josh Awend, Robyn Stoller Awend, Claire Avitabile, Todd Bruse, Soni Cohen, Anita Lewis, Anya Kremenetsky, Katherine Tane
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for the sixth annual Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in St Louis Park and the Saint Paul Jewish Community Center in January and February 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Jewish Community Center of Greater Minneapolis AKA Sabes Jewish Community Center Performing Arts Department
Street Address
4330 Cedar Lake Rd S
St Louis Park
Zip Code
(952) 381-3440
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
Nathan Daniels: Artistic, Education, Youth Programming; Ben Krywosz: Artistic, Administration, Education; Heidi Larson: Administration, Marketing, Fundraising; Alan Berks: Artistic, Marketing, Education; Sofia Lorraine: Administration, Fundraising; Sara Udvig: Artistic; Natalie Madgy: Administration, Education, Artistic; Jocinda Gaynor: Artistic, Youth Programming, Community Education; Becky Franklin: Administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed