Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rochester Irish Fest
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
October 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 ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our event is free and we welcome all visitors. Irish Fest hopes to promote a festival atmosphere for southeast Minnesota. Music, visual arts, dance, photography, food, costumes and workshops all promoting the beauty of Irish heritage to all ages. We plan to collect data by counting attendees at different times of the event to see when we have our biggest attendance and which programming is most popular. This year we will note the different age groups that make up the count.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

Irish Fest 2017

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rochester Irish Fest
Street Address
519 1st Ave NW
Zip Code
(507) 252-5030
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Diane Crane: visual artist; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: Director of Operations at Paradise Center for the Arts; Lee Gundersheimer: theatre artist and director; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; Susan Joyce: author; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Carter Martin: theatre artist; Beth Nienow: literary artist; Kathleen Peterson: playwright; Mary Ruth: visual artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed