Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,956
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
VocalEssence
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
Winona
Wright
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
$65,956
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,545,288
Direct expenses
$1,611,244
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Engage and educate Minnesotans of all ages in choral singing. VocalEssence will reach 8,000 or more Minnesotans of all ages with music education programs in 50 or more elementary, middle, and high schools and four or more senior centers. 2: Perform artistically excellent concerts celebrating traditional and new choral works of all genres. VocalEssence will present five season and community concerts which will expose 10,000 or more Minnesotans of all ages to high-quality new and rarely performed choral works.

Measurable Outcome(s)

VocalEssence engaged and educated 12,500 Minnesotans age toddler to senior in choral singing at 62 schools, five senior centers, and seven other locations. This outcome was measured through statistical tracking of attendees through registration processes and observation of estimated age and reaction/level of engagement and participation in programming recorded by staff members. 2: VocalEssence presented five season and two community concerts of high-quality choral works which reached 9,690 individuals in Minnesota. Concert attendance was based on rates of ticket sales. Qualitative and demographic was not formally tracked, although informal feedback was collected as available.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kathryn Roberts, Fred Moore, Jacob Wolkowitz, Roma Calatayud-Stocks, Julie Bader, Ann Barkelew, Traci V. Bransford, Julie Henderson Craven, Debbie Estes, Ann Farrell, Rick Ford, Wayne Gisslen, Art Kaemmer, Joseph Kalkman, David Mona, David Myers, Nancy F. Nelson, James Odland, Cay Shea Hellervik, Karl Speak, Timothy Takach, Jenny Wade, Dorene Wernke, Steve Aggergaard, Mary Ann Aufderheide, Philip Brunelle, Robert C. Smith
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Elissa
Last Name
Weller
Organization Name
VocalEssence
Street Address
1900 Nicollet Ave
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55403
Phone
(612) 547-1451
Email
elissa@vocalessence.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
Amy Braford Whittey: Business developer for the arts for HGA; 16 years of nonprofit experience; Helen Franczyk: Arts marketing and communications consultant; Steve Heckler: Executive director, Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Lowertown Blues Festival; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Gregory Smith: Business operations manager, the Fitzgerald Theater; Ellen Stanley: Executive director, Minnesota Music Coalition; Carla Tamburro: Coordinator, Park Point Art Fair, Duluth; art educator; Lisa Vesel: Executive director, Minnesota Discovery Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No