Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,542
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. AKA The Cedar
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
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
$57,542
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,002,307
Direct expenses
$2,002,307
Administration costs
$6,905
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jill Dawe, Steve Katz, Brent Hickman, David Edminster, Jessica Kopischke, Gallo Fall, Rob Nordin, Rob Salmon, Mary Laurel True
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Adrienne
Last Name
Dorn
Organization Name
The Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. AKA The Cedar
Street Address
416 Cedar Ave S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55454-1033
Phone
(612) 338-2674x 103
Email
adorn@thecedar.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

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

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No