Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,328
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Center for Irish Music
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Hennepin
Kanabec
Pope
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Wabasha
Washington
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
$12,328
Other Funds Leveraged
$252,271
Direct expenses
$252,271
Administration costs
$12,328
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.25
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Sustain CIM's second decade of providing high-quality music instruction taught by master artists handing down the traditions and history of Ireland. With a balanced budget and growing partnerships in FY 2018, CIM will support the work of 22 teaching artists and up to 380 students in year-round instruction; fiscal and donor metrics will be analyzed. 2: CIM will introduce new audiences to Irish music through public performances, traditional sessions, school programs and traditional music events. CIM will expand public sessions and other performances in FY 2018, and serve at least 550 participants through MIM. Ticket sales, total outreach events, and audience metrics will be measured.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Center for Irish Music provided high-quality Irish music instruction taught by master artists handing down the traditions and history of Ireland. The fiscal year ended in a budget surplus and a 35% increase in individual donations. 25 Center for Irish Music students qualified to compete at the prestigious All-Ireland Fleadh, a strong testament to the quality of instruction at the school. 2: Center for Irish Music students engaged 13K audience members at 63 live performances and reached new constituents with programs and events. Ticket sales, performance and audience metrics were analyzed and compared to previous years. The organization's outreach performance program grew by 30% increasing visibility in the community and deepening partnerships. MIM was not offered in FY18.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mike O'Connor, Patrick Cole, Greg Padden, Mike Lynch, Laura Billings-Coleman, Teisha Magee, Jan Casey, David McKenna, David Rhees, Jo Ann Vano
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The Center for Irish Music is dedicated to handing down traditional Irish music to the next generation in our community. The vision of the school is to inspire and support the traditional Irish music community in the Twin Cities and Minnesota now and into the future.

Project Manager
First Name
Norah
Last Name
Rendell
Organization Name
The Center for Irish Music
Street Address
836 Prior Ave N
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55104
Phone
(651) 815-0083
Email
nrendell@centerforirishmusic.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