Community Arts Schools and Conservatories

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,627
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Center for Irish Music
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Chisago
Cook
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Ramsey
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,627
Other Funds Leveraged
$193,621
Direct expenses
$205,248
Administration costs
$2,325
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Center for Irish Music proposes to expand its arts learning opportunities for students in the areas of early childhood education, music ensembles, camps, and non-music learning opportunities. Success will be evaluated by measuring the number of new classes created and the number of students who enroll in these courses. 2: Through the expansion of learning opportunities for students, Center for Irish Music proposes to hire new professional artists or increase the teaching hours of existing staff. Success will be measured by evaluating increases in the number of instructors teaching at the Center for Irish Music, including visiting artists, and the number of teaching hours provided.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Arts learning opportunities for young children grew with the addition of a new class called Gaelic Songs for Young Singers. CIM's ensemble program grew by 27%. Each term, data from an online class management program was exported, sorted and compared to that from previous years. For this outcome in FY15, we tracked new class and camp offerings, and student enrollment. 2: CIM’s weekly teaching staff grew from 18 to 20 in FY15 due to a 25% increase in private lessons. There was an increase in visiting artists from FY14. Evaluation method was comparing the annual workload of current active teaching staff and number of visiting artists to the previous fiscal year. Private lessons, group class enrollment were tracked.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael O'Connor, Patrick Cole, Greg Padden, Teisha Magee, Dave McKenna, Mike Lynch, Patrick Krekelberg, Chris Eliasen, Ruth McGlynn
Project Overview
Community Arts Schools and Conservatories
Project Manager
First Name
Norah
Last Name
Rendell
Organization Name
The Center for Irish Music
Street Address
836 Prior Ave N
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55104
Phone
(651) 815-0083
Email
nrendell@centerforirishmusic.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No