Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Guitar Society
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 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: Two outcomes: Eight Concerts will be presented at Sundin Music Hall, featuring International, National and Minnesotan Guest artists and 4 Community concerts will be presented at Hosmer Library with guitarists from the Twin Cities and our concerts will show increased audience figures over last year (154 at Sundin and 25 at community concerts); and We will conduct an audience survey to determine how satisfied audiences are with our concerts and to rate the effectiveness of our publicity and marketing strategies.We will count the number of tickets sold at Sundin Concerts and count the number of people in the audience at our community concerts. We will conduct an audience survey at two Sundin concerts, one community concert and via an email survey tool.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our attendance at Sundin concerts continues to increase. Our average attendance last year was 190, up from 154 in 2013 and 146 in 2012 - this represents a 23% increase in one year, and 30% growth over two years. We attribute this to more use of social media and online ticket sales, more media exposure and collaborating with communities like Zorongo Flamenco and the Gardens of Salonica.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Joe Hadedorn, Mark Bussey, Doug Whorton, Chris Olson, Kris Anderson, Annett Richter, Joanne Backer, Al Norton, Steve Kakos, Chris Becknell, Ben Woolman, Jerry Banach, Emily Wright
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding to support concerts, workshops and masterclasses by regional and international guitarists. The program includes eight concerts at Sundin Music Hall as part of its main series, with an additional four outreach concerts presented with partner organizations in communities throughout the metro area.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Guitar Society
Street Address
PO Box 14986
Zip Code
(612) 677-1151
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
Janice Johnson: Marketing, Organizational Development, Education; Scott Chamberlain: Administration; Christina Dahlheimer: Artistic; Andrea Lubov: Artistic, Administration; Kristin Cooper: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration, Web Design; Hilary Smith: Fundraising, Administration, Marketing; Emily Cole Jones: Fundraising, Artistic, Administration; DA Bullock: Artistic, Marketing.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed