Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,992
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The American Composers Forum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Brown
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
St. Louis
Brown
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,992
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,658,981
Direct expenses
$1,658,981
Administration costs
$2,475
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)
Foster artistic development and community engagement: manage grant programs, connect composers with Minnesota performers, produce 25 Innova releases. Ongoing communication with participants throughout the duration of programs. Surveys, observation, data collection, and qualitative discussions by and with key stakeholders are utilized and shared.  2: Inspire Students with Fresh Music: Provide middle and high school students with meaningful musical experiences through the creation of new music. Ongoing monitoring and observation of new and replicated programs and residencies, input from advisory committee, and surveys completed by key stakeholders including artists, educators, and students.
Measurable Outcome(s)

ACF maintained vital re-granting, fellowship and commissioning programs; produced twenty-six new recordings; and facilitated seminars for reading of new work. Staff communicates with participants throughout residencies/programs to shape projects as they progress. Composers complete final reports, and findings are shared with pertinent committees of the board and funders. 2: Two pieces were written for BandQuest and ChoralQuest. NextNotes High School Composition Awards encouraged music creation and mentored seven students. Quantitative and qualitative data collected and measured. In-house evaluation of NextNotes provided valuable feedback that contributed to fostering long-term success for staff, mentors, student applicants, and finalists.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
J. Anthony Allen, Jeff Cadwell, Patrick Castillo, Mary Ellen Childs, Dee Ann Crossley, Melitta Drechsler, Vivian Fung, Delta David Gier, Jeff Graves, Jennifer Howard, Sam Hsu, Nancy Huart, Barry Kempton, Deb Kermeen, Michelle Kinney, Janis Lane-Ewart, Anne LeBaron, Sarah Lutman, Stephen Miles, Evans Mirageas, Fred Moore, David Myers, John Nuechterlein, Joseph Ohrt, Chris Osgood, Andrew Paulus, Bill Sands, Asha Srinivasan, Stanford Thompson, Stephen Usery, Tom Voegeli, Jim Wafler
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details
The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities, providing new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engaging communities in the creation, performance, and enjoyment of new music.
Project Manager
First Name
Bonnie
Last Name
Marshall
Organization Name
The American Composers Forum
Street Address
75 5th St W Ste 522
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102-1439
Phone
(651) 228-1407
Email
bmarshall@composersforum.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No