Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rochester Dance Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$45,355
Direct expenses
$52,355
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase student appreciation of ballet, the theatre, and the arts in general, as well as kindle an interest in each child that leads to lifelong active arts participation. Bring back previous attendees and draw in new community members looking for professional-quality ballet production and provide an accessible experience for those who do not typically attend ballet. Maintain excitement of the dancers and encourage them to continually set high expectations for themselves to turn out a high quality performance.Teachers and caregivers attending the special school performances were asked to complete an online survey of their and their students' experience at the performance, including questions regarding classroom activities in preparation for or following the performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Responses were very helpful in highlighting the areas children really enjoyed, which will assist us in continuing to perfect the show to sustain their level of enjoyment. We will investigate creating a Nutcracker curriculum packet to distribute to educators for future school performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Steve Birdseye, Ann Bodensteiner, Melissa Connel, Kery Kechely, Cynthia Mary Kotajarvi, Kerith St Louis, Tom Utz
Project Overview
The Nutcracker: A Tradition for All
Project Details
The Nutcracker: A Tradition for All.
Project Manager
First Name
Melissa
Last Name
Connell
Organization Name
Rochester Dance Company
Street Address
30 Civic Center Dr SE PO Box 7262
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55903
Phone
(507) 722-1036
Email
rdc@rochesterdancecompany.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Andrea Costopoulos: Rochester Arts Council; Hal Cropp: Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Northland Words; Drue Fergison: musicologist; Ryan Heinritz: Paradise Center; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: City of Rochester Music Department; Deborah Wasmund: mosaic artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Marta Biitner: visual artist; Elizabeth Bucheit: goldsmith; Alan Calavano: musician, historian; Judy Hickey: theatre artist; Carolyn Hiller: arts administrator; Jane Olive: dancer; Kathy Rush: theatre; Philip Taylor: visual artist; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No