Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through expanded publicity and marketing we hope to have in attendance 25% more than we did for our three similar programs last season. Through surveys and conversations we hope to learn what motivates people to come to Exultate concerts and better prepare for future projects. We will have an audience printed survey to find out information from our listeners about attendance at Exultate concerts, how they heard about the performances, what kind of music they would like to hear in the future, affect this concert had on them and if they are likely to return for another concert. We will also have a participant feedback form collected at the end of the project to learn and understand how to make future projects more enjoyable and challenging.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Response from the experience was overwhelmingly positive. They loved the program and the performance quality as well as the demonstration/lecture before the performance. They especially enjoyed the preconcert sing-a-long with members of the Festival Choir being seated in the audience. Members of the ensemble were thrilled with their involvement and wished we would have had a fourth performance.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John W. Petraborg, Laurie A. Rossin, Elizabeth Fedde, Denise H. Hagedorn, Adam D. Cole, Dr. Thomas D. Rossin, LeRoy Wilke
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for three performances of Brahms' Requiem, sung in English. Included will be an audience sing-a-long before the concerts and a lecture/demonstration about the composer and the composition. Concerts will be given March 10-12, 2017 in Maple Grove, M
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Street Address
PO Box 22314
Zip Code
(651) 707-0727
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive 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; 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 Artistic Director of World Music and Dance and the International Children’s Festival; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of Minnesota Founder and Executive Director; Kathy Mouacheupao: Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation Cultural Corridor Coordinator; Adam Napoli-Rangel: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Public Schools Youth Programs Coordinator; Dameun Strange: Composer and performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Rotilie: Education, artistic, volunteerism; Craig Harris: Organizational development, administration, artistic; Alan Berks: Artistic, marketing, education; Jeff Hnilicka: Youth programming, administration, artistic; Laura Sindberg: Education, artistic, youth programming; Elissa Schufman: Fundraising, computer systems, volunteerism; Nasibu Sareva: Administration, fundraising, community service; Sophie Liu-Othmer: Community Education, community service, administration; Aron Lorber: Artistic, education, organizational development.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed