Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,126
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls AKA Saint Francis Music Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Cass
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Stearns
Todd
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,126
Other Funds Leveraged
$213,533
Direct expenses
$227,659
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Saint Francis Music Center will provide opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to participate in high quality music lessons and ensembles. Increase participation of youth at risk by 25% by fiscal year 2017; maintain our weekly base of 400 participants in lessons and ensembles. This will be measured by attendance records and demographic tracking. 2: Saint Francis Music Center will create and implement a business plan with the goal of becoming independent of the Franciscan Sisters by fiscal year 2021. A timeline is being created with specific goals/objectives to achieve each year. Success will be measured by financial independence while maintaining our mission.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Over 450 people ages infant through 92 years old, benefited in a strong music education, and participation and socialization in musical activities. Evaluation methods included demographic and attendance records, personal interviews, exit interviews at concerts, faculty evaluations. Every specific activity has a team to gather data and examine results for future planning. 2: The Music Center created a business plan, timeline, and implementation process to become independent and to provide rural Minnesota musical opportunities. Progress is evaluated by completing tasks on the timeline. A future planning committee monitors all progress, financial reporting, and unanticipated results with input from the staff, faculty and advisory board.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Laurie Koll, Vicki Spofford, Monique Sobania, Rob Clemons, Judith Hecht, Mary Pat Burger OSF, Adela Gross OSF, Robyn Gray
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Robyn
Last Name
Gray
Organization Name
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls AKA Saint Francis Music Center
Street Address
116 8th Ave SE
City
Little Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56345-3539
Phone
(320) 632-0637
Email
rgray@fslf.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. Officer at Large, 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; 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
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
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. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association; art gallery owner; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; 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
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No