Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,330
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 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Kandiyohi
Martin
Mille Lacs
Sherburne
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,330
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,078,513
Direct expenses
$1,112,843
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ensure that the arts are interwoven into every facet of community life through the department’s free, outdoor summer concert series, Down by the Riverside. Rochester Music Department continued to book artists of the highest artistic caliber that represent a broad range of genres to promote citizen engagement in the series and maintain or enhance audience participation. An estimated 66,500 citizens enjoyed these concerts during fiscal year 2012. Rochester Music Department nurtured strategic relationships and partnerships with the Mayo Civic Center and the Parks and Recreation, Police and Fire departments, developed a comprehensive Emergency Management and Evacuation Plan, and acquired 800-megahertz radios to provide direct access to the entire southeast Minnesota emergency response network. We nurtured an ongoing strategic relationship and partnership with the series title sponsor, Think Mutual Bank, and with area radio outlets to provide concert series promotion on a targeted, market-segment basis. 2: Ensure that the arts are interwoven into every facet of community life through the Rochester Music Department’s collaboration with the Rochester Downtown Alliance’s free Thursdays on First and Third programming. The General Manager continued to serve on the Rochester Downtown Alliance's Board of Directors. Rochester Music Department continued to provide technical, curation, booking, and marketing assistance to support musical programs and underwrote the cost of three World Music-based artists of the highest artistic caliber as part of Thursdays on First and Third 2012. 2012 World Music educational outreach services took place at The Rochester Art Center, The Rochester Public Library, and The Paramount Theatre (Austin). The Department initiated negotiations that resulted in the Rochester Downtown Alliance engaging Rochester Music Department to serve as artistic director/curator/talent buyer, contract agent, and paymaster for Thursdays on First and Third beginning in 2013.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Ensure that the arts are interwoven into every facet of community life through the department's free, outdoor summer concert series, Down by the Riverside. 2: Ensure that the arts are interwoven into every facet of community life through the department's collaboration with the Rochester Downtown Alliance's free Thursdays on First and Third programming.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other

Recipient Board Members
Patricia Barrier, Scott Hoss, Angela Bruzek, Jill Fasbender, Marv Mitchell, Carol Berteotti, Francis Field, David Fischer, Chris Holloway, Karuna Ojanen, Will Smith Jr, Brittney Sorenson, Tom Torkelson
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

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.; Benjamin Klipfel, Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; 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
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.; Benjamin Klipfel, Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; 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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No