ACHF Arts Access
Northrop entertains and informs an audience of 350,000+ annually through performances, master classes, lectures, Q and A with artists, and student matinees. Attendance statistics, schedule of artist engagement activities, formal evaluation from teachers, solicited audience feedback and blog comments. 2: Northrop builds an inclusive audience for dance by engaging diverse communities and exploring global issues through the work of renowned dance artists. List of organizational partners, artists engaged, topics explored through the presentations.
Northrop entertained and informed audiences through fifteen dance performances, twelve master classes, fifteen lectures; ten ticketed and eight free concerts. Event and audience statistics are collected, e-mail surveys distributed to attendees, post-show receptions gather in-person feedback; and Northrop's website, FB pages and social media welcome blogging and critical evaluation. 2: Northrop builds an inclusive audience for dance by engaging diverse communities and exploring global issues through renowned dance artists. Northrop distributed surveys and held follow-up meetings with community and University partners, engaged artists and school groups. E-mail surveys to ticket holders request feedback on topics explored through the presentations.
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Northrop is a center of discovery and transformation that connects the University of Minnesota and communities beyond by celebrating innovation in the arts, performance, and academics. Northrop promotes student engagement beyond the classroom, develops new audiences to foster continued vitality in arts and culture, and creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue about important issues and ideas.
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.
Pearl Bergad: Executive director, Chinese Heritage Foundation; Paul Dice: President, International Friendship Through the Performing Arts; Thomas Dodge: Photographer; former executive director of the Fairmont Opera House; Sonja Jacobsen: Retired office manager, Jacobsen Metal Fabrication; vocal and instrumental music teacher; board member, Mankato Symphony; Tammy Mattonen: CPA and nonprofit financial consultant; Jill Moore: Executive Director of Great River Arts; Sara Olsen: Musician, composer, teacher, playwright, and visual artist; Cassandra Utt: Actor, singer, artistic data analysis; Kristen Wesloh: Director of institutional giving, Minnesota Public Radio; 26 years nonprofit management experience