Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Center for Irish Music
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
July 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The 2019 11th Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend will pair children, teen and adult students with virtuosic Irish tradition bearers for an immersive cultural experience of learning music in a traditional way (aurally) that is affordable, accessible, and eye-opening. Through high quality educational and performance opportunities led by master artists' right here in St. Paul, the event will elevate the skill, cultural fluency, and number of players of traditional Irish music in the Twin Cities and North America. 20 children, 25 teens and more than one hundred adults will attend 35 music workshops and lectures throughout the weekend, and the Friday night Great Session Experience and Saturday night Master Artist Concert will attract over 500 attendees from the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Surveys will be given to every workshop attendee, audiences and workshop participants will be counted and master artists will be interviewed during the weekend. Demographic information collected from registered participants will be analyzed and used to improve future MIM weekends.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Activities Support

Project Details

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Center for Irish Music
Street Address
836 Prior Ave N
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 815-0083
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayala: Artist, Board Chair El Arco Iris; Tricia Heuring: Public Functionary Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Vice President for Advancement; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of MN Founder and Executive Director; See More Perspective: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach St. Croix Executive Director; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Community Education Adult and Youth Programs Coordinator; Lynne Bertalmio: Retired Director Stillwater Public Library; Wendy Lane: Retired Human Resources Consultant; Donna Saul Millen: TPT-Twin Cities PBS Events Director; Sara Wilson: Gislason and Hunter, LLP Attorney; Alejandra Iannone: Sparkle Theatricals Creative Co-Director; Deanna StandingCloud: Tiwahe Foundation Program and Community Network Director; Adaobi Okolue: Twin Cities Media Alliance Executive Director; Wu Chen Khoo: Technical Tools of the Trade: Stage Technical Designer and Director.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ahmed Anzald·a: Artistic, Audience Development, Marketing, Organizational Development; Angela Bernhardt: Fundraising, General Management, Administration, Community Service, Development; Courtney Kupsch: Youth Programming, Audience Development, Marketing, Fundraising; Dee Baskin: Community Education, Volunteerism, Audience Development, Marketing; Kate Tucker: General Administration, Fundraising, Education; Melissa Clark: Artistic, Community Education, Computer Systems, Web Design; Richie Yang: Artistic, Education, Community Education; Victoria Pyan: Artistic, Finance, Community Service, Development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Kathy Mouacheupao (651) 523-6390