Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Midtown Global Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
August 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)

We are seeking attendance of 9,500+ people. In addition, we will qualitatively investigate whether or not our performing artist line-up provided a true global experience?We'll use Midtown Global Market door counts to estimate attendance. An attendee survey will also take place. We'll also tabulate performance types and genre/sub-genres as well as the number of artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The 2015 Midtown Global Music Festival presented a total 105 performing artists (90 adult and 15 youth) representing 15 genres/styles of music and dance. Though the site was without power for a significant amount of time and despite the conflicting social media buzz, the project drew an estimated 2,500 people. The project drew a more diverse audience than in the past.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Alexander, J Marie Fieger, Mike LaFave
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for the 2015 Midtown Global Music Festival, featuring a lineup of global entertainment including live music, ethnic dance and drumming, and spoken word performance. The festival will take place in July 2015 at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Midtown Global Music Festival
Street Address
663 University Ave, Ste 200 c/o Neighb Dev Ctr
St Paul
Zip Code
(612) 872-4041
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