Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,596
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
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
$12,596
Other Funds Leveraged
$306,143
Direct expenses
$306,143
Administration costs
$12,596
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

CAE will organize its staffing model to assure efficient and effective operations while maximizing the skill set of each staff member. CAE's P&L and balance sheet will reflect effective staff direction, skill-set alignment and satisfaction through increased individual and corporate donations and ticket sales. 2: CAE programming will represent a wide variety of choral music styles performed in a variety of venues and surrounding communities. Concert season will reflect performance of music from ancient to contemporary. At least two concerts will be presented outside of Rochester.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We eliminated a position and consolidated those duties to existing staff. Fundraising efforts increased and some overhead expenses were reduced. Choral Arts saw an 11.7% increase in revenue from grants and contributions and the 2017-18 P and L overall is positive compared to last fiscal year. We have maintained reserves to support 5-6 months of operations. 2: Concert repertoire included music from the Renaissance to newly commissioned works. We performed in three surrounding communities and multiple free venues. The choir sang a varied repertoire at three venues outside Rochester, at the Mayo Clinic, the Public Library, on Peace Plaza and in a number of care facilities. More experiential program elements enhanced program variety and audience experience.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Diane Banfield, Carol Berteotti, Andy Buchholz, Alison Good, Kristine Hanson, Roger Harms, April Horne, Brian Moran, Nora O'Sullivan, Noel Peterson, Julia Salzman, Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, Jennifer Schilbe, Bart Seebach, Kristine Swanson
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of Choral Arts Ensemble is to inspire, educate, and enrich the community at large through outstanding choral performances.

Project Manager
First Name
Barbara
Last Name
Depman
Organization Name
Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester
Street Address
1001 14th St NW Ste 900
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55901
Phone
(507) 252-8427
Email
bdepman@choralartsensemble.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