ACHF Arts Access
An audience diverse in age, race, and background will engage with live music of many cultures resulting in increased intercultural understanding. With support from our Research Consultant, we will gauge and track audience demographics and change in attitudes about other cultures using survey results, interviews, observations, and anecdotes. 2: Communities we serve will increase demand for the arts through exposure to culturally-relevant artists and experiencing art in nontraditional spaces. We will evaluate our success based on number of new audience members and on the impact that engaging with the arts has on these audience members.
The Cedar fostered intercultural understanding among a diverse audience of almost 58,000 through live music and performances from many cultures. Working with our director of research, The Cedar used monthly surveys, artist interviews, media documentation, audience demographics, and other feedback to track and analyze outreach and changes in audience attitudes. 2: The Cedar encouraged arts among participation among local communities by presenting culturally-relevant artists in nontraditional accessible spaces. The Cedar evaluated its success by tracking audience growth and gathering feedback on the impact of the activities from participants and partners via surveys, anecdotes, and other methods.
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The mission of The Cedar is to promote intercultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance. The Cedar is committed to artistic excellence and integrity, diversity of programming, support for emerging artists, and community outreach.
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