Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rochester Art Ensemble
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Fillmore
Hennepin
Olmsted
Mower
Ramsey
Fillmore
Hennepin
Olmsted
Mower
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,268
Direct expenses
$19,268
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.30
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Participation of youth adults and Latinos. 2. Provide a poetry centered event, raising quality by coaching the poets, auditions, experienced and diverse team, a director who has over 25 years of experience creating and curating arts events. 1. Video recording of event. 2. Video interview booth. 3. Surveys and comment cards provided throughout the event. 4. Data collection including number of events and attendance at each event, demographics of attendees.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal was to make the Latino community feel welcome at this event. The demographics of the attendees were at least 30% Latino, and we received much positive feedback from Latino attendees about the community altar and Dia de los Muertos Crafts.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michaela Bram, Daniel Solis
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Day of the Dead poets slam 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Danny
Last Name
Solis
Organization Name
Rochester Art Ensemble
Street Address
319 5th Ave NW
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55901
Phone
(507) 202-2439
Email
rochesterartensemble@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: Managing Director of Great River Shakespeare Festival; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: arts administrator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No