Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Pride Twin Cities AKA Twin Cities Pride
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Twin Cities Pride is able to bring in popular, well-known Minnesota music acts, allowing attendees to experience top performers in a free music environment. Twin Cities Pride will track the number of visitors at music stages at the 2013 Festival and compare that to the number of music stage visitors in 2014. Pride will also survey visitors and artists about their experience. We will assist artists with communication.

Measurable Outcome(s)

83 individual artists or groups appeared on four stages throughout the Pride Festival weekend, including many well know acts that brought their followers to the event. Additionally, ten visual artists' work was on display all weekend.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Scott Feldman, Lisa Anderson-Gaber, Jason Ledeboer, Kelly Devoy, Zack Krause, Lys Akerman-Frank, Rob Anderson, Darcie Baumann
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details

The Twin Cities Pride Festival, an annual celebration of the GLBT community, will be held in Minneapolis' Loring Park, in June 2014. Five stages of live music and a juried visual arts show will be a part of this two-day event.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Pride Twin Cities AKA Twin Cities Pride
Street Address
2021 E Hennepin Ave Ste 460
Zip Code
(612) 836-4830
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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Stephanie Busiahn: Executive director, Fairmont Convention and Visitors Bureau; certified festival manager; Elissa Chaffee: Director of development, American Craft Council, Minneapolis; Ken Chin-Purcell: Director of the Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival; owner and potter, Bungalow Pottery; Patricia Grimes: Photographer; volunteer with Bemidji Community Arts Center; former educator and arts coordinator at Sanford-Neilson Place; Richard Hansen: Film curator, Redeye Cinema; founder, Duluth Superior Film Festival and Prove Gallery, Duluth; Dayna Martinez: Long-time arts administrator, including sixteen years at Ordway Center; Kathleen Peterson: Arts administrator, playwright, visual artist, freelance writer; active community arts volunteer

Conflict of Interest Disclosed