Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,558
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Copper Street Brass Quintet AKA Copper Street Brass
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Itasca
Mille Lacs
Nobles
Polk
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
St. Louis
Washington
Anoka
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Itasca
Mille Lacs
Nobles
Polk
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
St. Louis
Washington
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
$15,558
Other Funds Leveraged
$175,815
Direct expenses
$175,815
Administration costs
$13,400
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase Minnesotans' engagement with high-quality instrumental music through original, relevant, and accessible concert and educational programming. The CSB will reach more than 15,000 Minnesotans each season by performing original concerts and presenting educational programming in over 40 schools in communities across the state. 2: Expand support structures for artists and staff through board development and revenue growth. The CSB will build on current investments in the board, grow unrestricted revenue by 8%, and invest in our organization and artists through executing the actions in our Strategic Plan.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The CSB reached more than 20,000 Minnesotans last season by performing concerts and presenting educational programs in 44 schools. We track program and attendance data online after each service. Engagement was measured using qualitative surveys and interview with participants. 2: The CSB grew unrestricted revenue by 50%, begun investing in more administrative capacity and is working with the board to grow artist supports. Revenue is tracked in Quickbooks and overseen by the Finance Committee of the Board. The Board and staff together agree on staffing and capacity needs and artist pay.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
William Mathis, Justin Windschitl, Timothy Bradley, Dianne McCarthy, Jeffery Gleason, Nichlas Emmons
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of the Copper Street Brass is to represent the evolution of the brass quintet. Through inventive concerts, engaging educational programs, and original musical arrangements, we bring a fresh perspective to instrumental music. To express our artistic voice, we use a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments to appeal to a universal audience and go beyond ordinary.

Project Manager
First Name
Timothy
Last Name
Bradley
Organization Name
The Copper Street Brass Quintet AKA Copper Street Brass
Street Address
511 Groveland Ave
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55403
Phone
(612) 722-3667
Email
staff@csbq.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

Patricia Andrews: Executive director, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; Lisa Bergh: Public artist; executive director for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Jonathan Carter: Director of IT business relationship management, Harmon, Inc.; former board chair, Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir; Erin Cooper: Operational director, Irish Fair of Minnesota; Don Eitel: Former managing director, Mu Performing Arts; Ann Fee: Executive director, Arts Center of Saint Peter; teaching artist, writer, editor, and instructor; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Paula Justich: Program director of arts and cultural management, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; Sarah Lawrence: Co-general artistic director, Lyric Opera of the North; Jonathan Lewis, Executive director, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; percussionist; Gretchen Pick, Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No