Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,732
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Olmsted
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Crow Wing
Dakota
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Martin
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,732
Other Funds Leveraged
$960,268
Direct expenses
$988,000
Administration costs
$2,700
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Ensure that the arts are interwoven into every facet of community life through the free outdoor summer concert series, Down by the Riverside, and through the free Thursdays on First and Third program collaboration with the Rochester Downtown Alliance. 2. Ensure that people trust Rochester Music Department’s stewardship of public arts funding, thus enabling it to continue to interweave the arts into every facet of community life. 3. End each fiscal year with a net operating surplus and invest the proceeds in developing Rochester Music Department programming, to provide programs and services so that people of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities are able to participate in the art. 1. Use TicketMaster and show reports to measure attendance. Measure ticket sales, cost per service unit, margin (profit/subsidy required), and other event-specific revenue (concert sponsorship, free-will offering, Rochester Music Department and artist product sales, etc.). 2. Assess programs and operations through: operating surplus/deficit; amount of tax levy support the City Council provides to Rochester Music Department; public feedback; performance measures and instruments established by the City; audience and musician feedback; and feedback from concert sponsors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Down by the Riverside events served 56,800 concertgoers at a cost/service unit of $2.89, and generated concert sponsorship of $65,000, $13,680 of other direct revenue, and $85,644 in tax levy. Four Rochester Downtown Alliance events served 32,475 concertgoers plus 363 outreach service participants at a cost/service unit of $1.06, and generated concert sponsorship of $34,700, $379 of other direct revenue, and $130 in tax levy support. Ending FY 2011 with a net operating surplus of $190,780 carried forward to FY 2012 invested in programming, Rochester Music Department demonstrated it was a great steward of public arts funding. This enables it to provide programs and services so that people of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities are able to participate in the arts.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Joshua Bargfrede, Patricia Barrier (President), Carol Berteotti, Angela Bruzek, Jill Fasbender, Frances Field, David Fischer, Chris Holloway, Scott Hoss (Ex-Officio), Marv Mitchell, Karuna Ojanen, William Smith, Brittney Sorensen, Tom Torkelson
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Steven
Last Name
Schmidt
Organization Name
City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
Street Address
201 4th St SE Ste 170
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55904-3778
Phone
(507) 328-2201
Email
steve@riversideconcerts.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Lawrence Adams: Principal at LarsonAllen, LLP; Dianne Brennan: Director of development, Guthrie Theater. Member of the board of directors of Mixed Blood Theatre, and National Corporate Theatre Fund.; Beth Burns: Executive director, Lutheran Music Program, Inc. Board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Minnesota Music Coalition.; Anna Johnson: Independent arts consultant; Brian Jose: Executive director of fine arts programming, College of St Benedict/St John's University.; Herman Milligan, Jr: Consultant, board member for Artspace Projects, Independent Feature Project Minnesota, The Givens Foundation, and The Soap Ractory.; Richard Robbins: Director, Good Thunder Reading Series, and Director of Creative Writing MFA program at Minnesota State University Mankato.; Jeff Stevenson: Executive director, Great River Shakespeare Festival.; Sharon Tracy: Arts educator, Buffalo High School Art Magnet program. Secretary, Central Minnesota Arts Board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes