Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rochester Irish Fest
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Olmsted
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,450
Direct expenses
$27,450
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As the only Irish Festival in southeastern Minnesota, Irish Fest increases awareness of local contributions by Irish Americans and offers opportunity to trace Irish lineage while enjoying and participating in the customs of a different culture.Electronic and online survey will be used to evaluate the experience of attendees. Zip codes on the surveys will indicate the geographical address of attendees our audience base. Data has been collected from previous ticketed events, collected through a third party ticketing system.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendance at the festival exceeded overall expectations. Feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive. Our free festival highlighted the culture and traditions of Irish ancestry whilst providing area artists the opportunity to highlight their work.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ginger Carson, Sinead Chick, Deidre Conroy, Mairtin de Cogain, Mari Imaizumi, Lorna Ross, Dan Van Hook
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Irish Fest 2014 Labor Day Weekend Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Sinead
Last Name
Chick
Organization Name
Rochester Irish Fest
Street Address
6116 39th Ave NW
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55901
Phone
(507) 271-2430
Email
sinead@irishfestmn.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No