Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 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
June 2015
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Olmsted
Goodhue
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,000
Direct expenses
$12,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Provide access to participation in the arts for more Minnesotans. Build new relationships with groups traditionally underserved by the arts. Questionnaires will be used to track attendees and quality of events in the Cultural Area. Zip codes on the questionnaires will indicate the geographic address of attendees and provide excellent data as to our audience base.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We were fortunate to have both the Irish Fair of Minnesota and the Irish Fest of Oshkosh share their numerous cultural items with us. This allowed us to expand quality of this event dramatically. When the weather cooperated, our attendees were greater than the previous year.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Padraig Davitt, Beth Ely, Alison Scott, Daniel VanHook
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Irish Fest 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Daniel
Last Name
VanHook
Organization Name
Rochester Irish Fest
Street Address
204 25th St SW c/o Daniel VanHook
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55902
Phone
(507) 951-0392
Email
dan@spectrumaudio.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: performance artist; John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: operations manager, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: secretary, Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: visual artist; 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: musician; Kathleen Peterson, playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Joan Sween: author; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter