Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,096
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Chamber Music Lakeville
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,096
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,740
Direct expenses
$13,836
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We hope to continue to reach and expand the audience served by these stimulating, high caliber, engaging coffee concerts, expecting an average audience of 90-100 people per concert. In particular, we hope to increase participation and enthusiastic responses from audience members under 50 years of age. We track audience attendance and ticket sales as a measure of how many people we reach. We also distribute an audience survey at the last concert of the season (with very high percentage response through connection with door prizes) that gives useful evaluation, demographic information, and open-ended feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1: People heard great, varied performances. Repertoire ranged from 400 years ago to now. 2: Support for this series has increased. Over 1/3 of participants attend all four concerts. 3: These concerts build community. People greet each other and the artists, and take pride in these concerts that draw people from a wide region to experience what Lakeville and its Arts Center have to offer. We achieved our goal of sharing a wide variety of chamber music, from early instruments and music of Lyra Baroque to the Classical Contemporary music of Zeitgeist. The concerts went very well, were generally very well received, and the artists were pleased with the venue and the artistic outcomes. We had expected larger audiences, and had hoped in particular to attract larger numbers from teenagers through age 50. More work will have to be done in terms of contacts with area high school music programs. For future seasons we have made several adjustments – 1. Modified ticket prices so student prices are age 18 and under. (This season student prices applied to ages 12 and under.) 2. Be more realistically conservative in our audience projections in estimating ticket revenue as a match to the grant. We had hoped for 80-90 per concert, and actually ranged from 60-70. We reached the intended community. The community reached was similar to past years, with about 28% from the Lakeville area, 11% Apple Valley, 11% Burnsville, 11% from Minneapolis/St Paul, 6% Eden Prairie, with attendance reported from 13 different cities of towns from about a 50-mile radius. (13 survey respondents didn’t list their hometowns). The estimated population benefitting from the concerts closely matched estimates. As always, more would be welcome, particularly school age, 20-40 year olds, and from as wide a demographic as possible. We reached diversity of age and geography, and an observed, but unmeasured, smattering of different ethnicities. The percentage breakdown by age, as gathered in our end-of-season survey was: Ages 0-40, 8%; 40-50, 9%; 50-60, 8%; 60-70, 23%; 70-80, 34%; above 80, 13%; not reported, 5%. We succeeded in meeting our goals of making the event open and accessible. We will seek out new ways of reaching and inviting more ethnic minorities through announcements in Latino and other non-English news sources and calendar listings.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Joseph Masiarchin, Karla Harmann, Ann Mendenhall, Quentin and Mary Erickson, Patty Ruedy, Bill Henry, William Eddins, Rolf Erdahl, Carrie Vecchione
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for three Coffee Concerts of chamber music featuring Zeitgeist, Ladyslipper Ensemble and Lyra Baroque. Performances will take place at the Lakeville Area Arts Center between January and May 2016.
Project Manager
First Name
Rolf
Last Name
Erdahl
Organization Name
Chamber Music Lakeville
Street Address
6857 133rd St W
City
Apple Valley
State
MN
Zip Code
55124
Phone
(651) 319-1413
Email
rolferd@gmail.com
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; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayla: Artist, Board Chair of El Arco Iris; Anthony Galloway: Actor, storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Tricia Khutoretsky: Public Functionary Curator and Co-Director; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Kathy Mouacheupao: Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation Cultural Corridor Coordinator; Adam Napoli-Rangel: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Public Schools Youth Programs Coordinator; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denise Prosek: Artistic, administration; Laura Sorensen: Artistic, administration, organizational; Mathew Janczewski: Artistic, organizational development, administration; Adriana Rimpel: Artistic, administration; Chris Garza: Artistic, administration, audience development; Natalie Madgy: Administration, education, artistic; Caitlin Marlotte: Administration, fundraising, artistic; Jane Heer: Artistic, administration; Elysia Michaelsen: Artistic, education.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No