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2017 - 18 ANNUAL REPORT


“ International artists, presented with care, in an environment respectful to their artistry. Over many years now, I have heard presentations from the four corners of the world.

— Cedar Audience Member

ANA TIJOUX at The Cedar, February 2018 Photo: Jon Behm


MUSIC RIPPLING THROUGH LIVES AND COMMUNITY Dear Friends, JILL DAWE Co-President, Board of Directors The Cedar Cultural Center

How can music change the world? That’s a question I’ve been asking my whole life. It’s a question that underpins my career as a pianist and music professor at Augsburg University, and it’s one that’s central to my involvement at The Cedar where I serve as Co-President of the Board. It’s easy to see music’s short term impacts –– concerts, performances, recordings, recitals. But how do these experiences add up to something more?

The Cedar’s work goes beyond presenting a vibrant array of music in our community. The deep work is about creating a platform for artist voices, a space for people to come together, and a forum for new ideas to emerge and be heard. It’s about presenting artists from around the globe, as well as talented local and emerging voices, and inviting Minnesotans of all backgrounds and ages into one room to get to know one another, through music.


The Cedar’s mission is to promote

intercultural appreciation and understanding

through the presentation of global music and dance.

The Cedar is committed to

artistic excellence and integrity, diversity of programming,

support for emerging artists, and community outreach. The Cedar is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

BECOME A CEDAR SUPPORTER! You can make your donation online at donations.thecedar.org or call 612-338-2674 x 103

I’ve experienced the impact of The Cedar’s work firsthand as an educator. Since 2014, Augsburg has partnered with The Cedar for Midnimo, an in-depth residency program featuring the world’s top Somali artists. Our students participate in concerts and workshops with Midnimo artists, and learn and play Somali music in newly-created bands with these global talents. This work has affected the students, and me, in ways I would not have imagined four years ago. One student told me several years after graduating that The Cedar completely changed the way he saw music, culture, and his own artistic possibilities. That’s the kind of impact that resonates long after the lights turn off after a concert, or a workshop winds down. That impact — a change in people’s perspectives — ripples out beyond our doors and continues to deepen and grow. It’s the kind of work that can, perhaps, change the world.

Jill Dawe Co-President, Cedar Board of Directors


FROM LOCAL... TO NATIONAL... TO GLOBAL...

AMPLIFIES ARTISTIC VOICES BRINGS COMMUNITIES TOGETHER through music. The Cedar’s work

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HONG SUNG HYUN, Global Roots Festival, September 2017 Photo: Jon Behm


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LOCAL ... The Cedar’s commitment to artistic excellence and integrity starts at home. In 2017, we presented over 160 local artists, ranging from Minnesota’s first tabla ensemble and debuts of commissions to album releases in many genres.

RAHMA ROSE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Midnimo

Minnesota-based Somali qaarami singer Rahma Rose is one of two 2017-18 artists-in-residence at The Cedar. She made waves with her performance at this year’s Local Roots Festival – a new 2017 addition to The Cedar’s annual Global Roots Festival – that highlights local artists representing our neighborhood’s diverse cultures and musical traditions.

FROM BACKSTAGE IN THE CEDAR’S GREENROOM...

It’s The Grace and Dalmar Show, a web series created with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation featuring 2017-18 Cedar artist-in-residence, Somali singer Dalmar Yare, and Cedar booker Grace Hall. Over 10 episodes, the duo gave audiences a humorous and historyfilled inside scoop on music coming to The Cedar.


CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH LATINX ART

Festival de las Calaveras, organized by Tlalnepantla Arts, is a celebration of Minnesota Latinx music and art centered on the Day of the Dead. This year’s festival featured a stellar all-local bill, including former Cedar Commissions artists Maria Isa and SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE, rising stars Lady Midnight and Javier Trejo, group sing-alongs, dance, visual art, food, and puppetry.

RAHMA ROSE (left) performing at The Cedar’s Local Roots Festival, September 2017 Photo: Kayla Koterwski, Storyteller Media

MEXICA YOLOTL AzTEC DANCE (right) performing at Festival de las Calaveras at The Cedar, November 2017 Photo: Jon Behm


MAPPING A CAREER

The Cedar has presented iconic singer-songwriter, activist, poet, and DIY trendsetter Ani DiFranco over 20 times since our founding. During her first show at The Cedar in 1991, she played for an intimate crowd of 26 — a far cry from this year’s sold-out show in February at First Avenue. ANI DIFRANCO Photo: Charles Waldorf

SONNY LANDRETH at The Cedar, February 2018 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin


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NATIONAL ... Each year, The Cedar combs the country to present new music from a continually changing landscape of voices, styles, and communities of artists who weave countless traditions into their sound.

THE “KING OF SLYDECO”

Traditional American genres like blues, country, and folk continue to find a home at The Cedar through artists like Louisiana virtuoso guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth. His 2018 show featured a rare full-band appearance, with Sonny playing songs from his almost 40-year long career that highlighted his unique blend of zydeco and slide guitar.

MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE

The Cedar’s commitment to finding new national voices led us to groups like Chicago-based Sidewalk Chalk, who layer energetic music with poignant social commentary and activism. Their unique reinvention of hip-hop, soul, and jazz with profound messages continues to evolve and impact audiences throughout the country.

SIDEWALK CHALK at The Cedar, July 2017 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin


to THE STRENGTH OF STRINGS

The music of longtime Cedar favorites Väsen unites many strings: a sophisticated symphonic five-string viola, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa. Their sound, both fresh and deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music, has thrilled Cedar audiences from their first performance in 1997 to their most recent in March 2018.

MASHUP CULTURE

This year, we presented many emerging global artists finding new inspirations by mixing traditional forms, such as South Korean glam-rock group SsingSsing, who borrow heavily from ancient Korean shamanic practices and folk songs, and Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist La Dame Blanche, who creates an explosive mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae. VÄSEN Photo: Sarah Thorén/Q Image


GLOBAL ... From artists dedicated to upholding traditions to those that push the limits of the avant-garde, The Cedar’s programming celebrates music from around the world. In 2017, we presented 76 international bands and artists hailing from over 40 countries to 50,000+ people.

LA DAME BLANCHE at The Cedar, January 2018 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin

THE WAILERS at The Cedar, January 2018 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin


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Global P o ot s Fest i val

CELEBRATING MUSIC AND COMMUNITY

The highlight of The Cedar’s global music programming each year is our Global Roots Festival, three nights of free double-billed shows by some of the year’s hottest international music acts. This year, the festival expanded to include the Local Roots Festival, which celebrated community partnerships and neighborhood history through special performances, folk and craft stations, and more out on The Cedar’s Community Plaza and in our hall.

HONG SUNG HYUN band member (left) and VOX SAMBOU (right) performing at The Cedar’s 9th annual Global Roots Festival, September 2017 Photos: Jon Behm


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2017 FESTIVAL ARTISTS

• HOnG SunG HYun (South Korea)

• LADAMA (Venezuela/Brazil/Colombia/USA) • BETSAYDA MACHADO Y LA PARRAnDA EL CLAVO (Venezuela) • VOX SAMBOu (Haiti/Canada)

• SAHBA MOTALLEBI & nAGHMEH FARAHMAnD (Iran/L.A.) • BITORI (Cape Verde)

GLOBAL


Midnimo TAKING CENTER STAGE

Cedar Riverside neighborhood youth worked with theater artist Taous Khazem for one month as part of The Cedar’s Midnimo program to create a short performance called “I AM” drawing inspiration from their own stories, lives, and experiences. Local Somali percussionist Harbi accompanied the youth for their debut performance at The Cedar, adding music based in traditional Somali rhythms.

Students perform “I AM” (above) on The Cedar stage, November 2017 Insets: Harbi with actor (left) and theater artist Taous Khazem (right) Video stills: Gordon Byrd


amplifying new

VOICES ...

Through 200 concerts and artist-led activities each year, The Cedar’s commitment to amplifying new voices expands perspectives and points of access both on our stage and in our audiences.

FOR ALL TO HEAR

The 2017 Global Roots Festival marked the unveiling of The Cedar’s brand new Assistive Listening System. Funded by a grant from VSA Minnesota, our outdated 20-year-old receivers, transmitters, and headsets were swapped out for a new state-of-the-art system to better serve patrons who are hard-of-hearing, and to aid in audio description and language translation.


INNOVATIVE CREATIONS

We presented new music from six local artists with themes ranging from political issues, murder ballads, and family legacy as part of The Cedar Commissions 2018, a program supported by the Jerome Foundation that has enabled the creation of new work from over 45 emerging artists since 2011.

2017 CEDAR COMMISSIONS ARTISTS Ashantiva City Counselor Julia Hobart Leah Lemm Julian Manzara Shawn Mouacheupao

The Cedar Commissions is made possible in part by a grant from


amplifying new

VOICES

JULIAN MANzARA and band (left) / JULIA HOBART and singers (above) at The Cedar Commissions, February 2018 Photos: Pat O’Loughlin


...and bringing us

COMMUNITY IFTAR (above) on The Cedar’s Community Plaza, June 2017 Photos: Marakah Mancini BETSAYDA MACHADO Y LA PARRANDA EL CLAVO (center) dances with the audience at the Global Roots Festival, September 2017 Photo: Jon Behm CEDAR VOLUNTEER (right) working The Cedar merch table Photo: Hannah Lauber

TOGETHER


CONNECTING COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC

BREAKING BREAD

During the 2017 Northern Spark, an all-night summer arts festival, artists, neighborhood residents, and crowds broke their fast together at an interfaith Community Iftar, enjoying conversation, connection, and a festive Ramadan celebration on The Cedar’s Community Plaza.

VOLUNTEER POWER

Our community of 300+ volunteers is the glue that holds The Cedar together. Volunteers play a crucial role during every show, assisting with set up, selling concessions and artist merchandise, handling ticketing, and cleaning up. In 2017, volunteers worked over 2,000 shifts to keep The Cedar going strong. Thank you!


ALAN SPARHAWK of Low (left/right) and CRYSTAL MYSLAJEK of IE (center) performing during the 5th annual DRONE NOT DRONES at The Cedar, February 2018 Photos: Angela Lundberg

ALL-NIGHTER FOR GOOD

Each year, 100 local and national musicians unite for Drone not Drones, a benefit for Doctors Without Borders that fills The Cedar’s hall with a continuous 28 hours of live drone music. For the first time, KFAI Community Radio live-streamed the full event, spreading the music and message across Twin Cities airwaves and around the world.

“ When a group of people together all give them its own collective consciousness. It becomes a


and bringing us

TOGETHER

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SOLD OUT S H OW S LEO N R U S S E L L L E E “ S C R ATC H ” P E R RY I R I S D E ME N T KING SUNNY ADÉ ANGEL OLSEN G R EG B R OW N A N D MO R E

selves over to [the Drone], the group makes community.” — Nathan Nelson, American Cream


“ The programming is eclectic, the music is terrific, the sight lines are good no matter where you sit ... It’s one of the best places to hear live music.

— Cedar Audience Member REMO DRIVE at The Cedar, November 2017 Photo: Anna Schultz


STAFF LISA MARIE BRIMMER NEAL CUTHBERT DAVE PAULSON JESSICA RAU EMMY CARTER MARK JOHNSON MICHAEL LORD ZOLA RICHARDSON MARY DELORIÉ MAYA BECK ALANA HORTON LUKE MICHAELS MJ GILMORE KHADRO MUMIN NASTALIE BOGIRA ABDUL IBRAHIM

Interim Co-Executive Director Interim Co-Executive Director Director of Operations Producer of Artistic Projects Booking Director Director of Events Assistant Director of Events Volunteer Coordinator Director of Development Development Coordinator Director of Marketing and Communications Marketing and Booking Coordinator Box Office and Office Manager Artist and Audience Coordinator, Midnimo Project and Production Manager, Midnimo Tour Manager and Promoter, Midnimo

HOUSE SOUND ENGINEERS

DAN BEERS MORGAN BERTINET SUE EIDEM JARED HEMMING SANDY JAHN KAITLYN KNAPP PATRICK LARKIN JORDAN OLSEN KENDALL PRUITT ELI WHEELER PETE WILDBERGER

AREN FRYMIRE CHRIS FRYMIRE ERIC HOHN TONY MOLINARO RAYMOND YATES

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE RAHMA ROSE DALMAR YARE

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION MOHAMED SALLAM, Director AMINA JAAFAR, Fellow

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS JILL DAWE, Co-President STEVE KATZ, Co-President BRENT HICKMAN, Vice President CHUCK TATSUDA, Secretary DAVID EDMINSTER, Treasurer GALLO FALL

HOUSE MANAGERS

DIANE WALLER GLEN HELGESON ROB NORDIN HUGH PRUITT ROB SALMON MARY LAUREL TRUE

VIDEOGRAPHY GORDON BYRD

TICKETING AND WEBSITE TICKETFLY


2017 FINANCIAL REPORT This condensed statement of operations and financial position is derived from the financial statements of The Cedar Cultural Center as of December 31, 2017 which have been audited by Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd.

The Cedar Cultural Center Condensed Statement of Financial Position December 31, 2017 Assets Cash Cash Restricted for Capital Contributions Receivable Inventories Prepaid Expenses Net Property and Equipment Total Assets

2017

$ 683,470 $ 15,500 $ 497,943 $ 7,748 $ 750 $ 575,773 $ 1,781,185

2016

$ $ $ $ $ $

533,607 16,730 547,946 8,021 5,950 613,201

$ 1,725,455

Liabilities and net Assets Accounts Payable Accrued Expenses Deferred Revenue Long-term Debt Unrestricted Net Assets Temporarily Restricted Assets

Total Liabilities and net Assets

The Cedar Cultural Center Condensed Statement of Operations December 31, 2017 Revenue Contributions Admissions and Concessions Rental Income Miscellaneous Income Total Revenue

$ 1,267,707 $ 1,061,541 $ 50,575 $ 9,132 $ 2,388,955

Change in unrestricted net Assets: $

153,992

$

(99,706)

Change in Temporarily Restricted Net Assets:

Total Change in net Assets:

$

54,286

$ 1,085,536 $ 1,607,981 $ 39,706 $ 761

$ 2,733,984 $

(8,180)

$

471,533

$

463,353

2017

$ $ $ $ $ $

19,916 76,000 27,239 215,134 604,898 837,999

$ 1,781,185

2016

$ $ $ $ $ $

31,097 43,268 36,132 226,347 450,908 937,703

$ 1,725,455

Expenses Program Services Management and General Fundraising

$ 1,962,307 $ 163,387 $ 109,269

$ 2,367,966 $ 200,487 $ 173,711

Total Expenses

$ 2,234,963

$ 2,742,164

Notes: 1) In 2015, there was a large change in unrestricted net assets of $423,672 as a result of capital campaign funds released to cover capital campaign expenses that were capitalized as fixed assets on the balance sheet (not expensed).Therefore, these fixed assets are now being appreciated (expensed) over the the life of the assets. This was evident in 2016 when the depreciation expense spiked and resulted in an unrestricted change in net assets of ($8,180). 2) The large drop in budget size from 2016 to 2017 is due to the Paul Simon show in 2016.


Total Revenue: $2,388,955

Total Expenses: $2,234,963 Fundraising 5%

Rental Income 2%

Misc Income <1%

Contributions 53% Admissions and Concessions 44%

Management and General 7%

Program Services 88%


CEDAR SUPPORTERS THE CEDAR WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN 2017 * Includes Capital Gifts

$20,000+ * * * *

Anonymous Michael and Karel Helgeson Robert Nordin and Nancy Kosciolek Bruce Schneier and Karen Cooper, Cooper Schneier Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation * Rob Simonds and Karen Margolis

$10,000 -$19,999

* Creative Endeavors Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation * Galen Hersey and Darcy Sudderth Steve Katz and Jennifer Leopold * Nicholson Family Foundation, Ford and Catherine Nicholson Fund * David and Susan Sanborn

$2,500 -$9,999 *

BECOME A CEDAR SUPPORTER! You can make your donation online at donations.thecedar.org or call 612-338-2674 x 103

* * *

Jill Dawe and Sarah Johnson David Edminster Robyn Hollingshead Cari and Nathan Nesje Rob and Carol Salmon Chuck and Jennifer Tatsuda

$1,000 -$2,499

Anonymous * Russell Cowles Beth and Michael Donahue * Charlotte Forsythe Mark Gilberstadt Don Helgeson and Sue Shepard Ron and Anne Hoï¬&#x20AC;man Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Joe Hoopman Stanley Mros and Marcy McIntyre Mros Rick and Jan Neville Scott Nieman * Hugh Pruitt and Fariba Sanikhatam The Gordon and Jeanne Shepard Family Fund Kevin and Sarah Shriver Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Neil Winston and Cindy Thompson

$500 - $999

Nicole and Dan Beers Heather Besonen, The Snedeker Charitable Fund Terry and Laurie Christiansen Charles and Laura Cochrane Mark and Janet Ditter Helen Durista, Duritsa Sloan Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation, in memory of Curt Sloan


CEDAR SUPPORTERS Lucas Erickson Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Everett Forte Craig Futterer and Terri Simard Tom Hatch and Stacy Mattingly Charlie Hicks and Vicky Sherman Sandra and Gary Jahn Kathy Jursik and Chris Dronen Steven Kerbaugh Erik Lillestol Nancy and David Michael Dan Miller Nancy Molenda Kevin Palmer Eve Parker and Tom von Sternberg Shannon Petersen The Moosehead Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Angie Simonson and Tony Drollinger S. Van Koughnett Tracy Van Steenburgh and James W. A. Ladner * Mark Warnken, Warnken Family Charitable Fund

$250-$499

Anonymous (2) Emmy Carter Bob and Gene Case Karen Collyard Andrew and Mary Coulter Kirk Dann, in memory of Robert Dann Sue and Chris Eidem Daniel and Margret Erlandson Pat Fair and Randy Arnold Frank and Gilbert Family Fund Ben Goldfarb and Nora Whalen Marcia HaďŹ&#x20AC;mans and Ed McFalls Stephen and Nancy Hickok Jim Howitt and Ann Lewandowski Randy Kemper and Jeanne Lakso Dave and Joyce Lasecke Rebecca Latner Lisa and Jon Lewis Jake Matlock and Michelle Karsten Robert and Suzanne Meyerson Tom Mueller and Art Punyko Annette Murphy Marnie and Ken Myhre, Myhre Family Charitable Fund Eric Newman and Janice Gepner * Stephen Parliament and Laurie Broome

CEDAR SUPPORTERS Dave Paulson and Teresa Sutton Laurie Pohlman Fred Quirsfeld and Linda Campbell Thomas Rolseth and Libby Engelbret Barbara Blanche Sibley Terry Simcox Mary Laurel True Andy Tso Wes and Maureen Vanek The Voelbel Family Fund Diane Waller Wittenberg/Strauss Family

$100 - $249

Jim and Claire Abbott Todd and Allyson Aldrich Family Charitable Fund Dan Alms Allan Angen Anonymous Collin Arnett Mike Ashworth Nicholas Backlund, in memory of Ralph T. Backlund, Minnesotan, Gopher, Gentleman, WCCO Newsman Gary and Karen Bartig Vickie Benson Chris Berry and Anna Rodell

James Bialke Kathryn Biederwolf Greg Bistram and Becky Hartman David Boudreau Mark and Jen Brouwer Teresa Butel Candace Campbell John and Audrey Colasanti Barrett Cole Arne and Jessica Cook Larry and Marcia Cutler Patrick Dalton Harold Davis Mike Deeney John and Sanja deGarmo Laura Delavie Chuck and Wanda Dorn Paul Epton Elaine Eschenbacher and Michael Welch Julie Farnham Jerry Fjerkenstad Susan Flygare Tom Gilde and Mary Orr Sarah Godfrey Robert Goepel Beth and Don Greenebaum Loren and Mary Ann Gross Eric Gustin

BECOME A CEDAR SUPPORTER! You can make your donation online at donations.thecedar.org or call 612-338-2674 x 103


CEDAR SUPPORTERS $100-$249 (cont.)

Jahan Hajiani Myra Hartman Sean Hearn and Michelle Parra, in memory of Sam L. Parra Lora Hedin Stefan and Lonnie Helgeson Tom Hiendlmayr and Jan Ormasa Lisa Hinz and Stuart MacDonald Edwin Hong Patrick Hunziker Heather and Jeff Ilse Debbie and Jim Ingebretsen Ron Jensen and Judy Ostendorff John Kelly Colleen Kingsbury Tim Koehler and Karen Mulder John Kohring Robert Konetzki, in memory of Sarah Bowman Lindsey Kopp Allison La Pointe Jocelyn LaBerge Rebecca Lane Karla Larsen and Ken Bearman Joanna Lees Karl and Mary Leslie and Laverne Leuelling John C. Levy

Deborah Liang and Matthew Tillotson Thomas and Linda Lincoln Anne Lippin and Stuart Pemberton Michael Lord John Macke Deborah and Brian Madson David C. Mahoney and M. Lisa Whitehill Tom Maloney SaraBeth and Phil Mantia Ruth Markowitz Ron Marquis and Lois Carolan Senai Mesfin Barbara Mikkanen Susan Mitchell Joanne Montie Andy Nederveld Eva Neubeck and Laurie Lussier Christopher Nolan Ellen and John Nyberg Dan O’Loughlin and Becky Halvorson Cori Ofstead Jesse Oki Judy Olsen and Myke Rachu Stephanie Olson Joe Otte Mike Pengra and Laura Syverson Camille Peschken, in memory of John Peshken * Toby Rapson

Denise D. and Kevin Reilly Lisa Richardson and Dáithí Sproule Steve Richter and Shelley zaun Claude and Laurel Riedel Patrick and Pam Riley Julia Riseman and Nicholas Horton Carolyn H. Roby James Ronald George C. and Karen L. Rosar Kent and Betsy Rossi Maureen and Gordon Rudd John Saxhaug and Lyn Rabinovitch Julie Schaper and Steven Horwitz David J. and Lori E. Schmeling Colleen Schuller Maureen Shannon and Ray Conroe Catherine Shannon Terry Shima Jennifer Sippel and Jonathan Colville Sue Stacey and Brad Meinhold Paul Stein and Peg Powers Dennis and Ruth Jon and Julia Strand Adam Svec Mary T’Kach Julia Tabbut Lee Thomas and Bryan Bick Mary Tomes Michelle and Andrew Tucker

Steven Vincent and Jill Weese Bryan Wakat Laura Walsh and Amie Burnett Susan and Robert Warde Sven Wehrwein Lisa Weisman Joe Whitehead Bill and Sharon Wolfe Jodi and Jim Young Nevin and Diane Young John ziegenhagen List current as of December 31, 2017. Contact Maya Beck at mbeck@thecedar.org with any questions.

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BUSINESS AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS * Includes Capital Gifts

* * * *

Aetna Foundation Allina Health American Scandinavian Foundation Ameriprise Financial APAP Cultural Exchange Fund Arts Midwest Touring Fund Association of Performing Arts Presenters with Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Bank of America Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Best Buy Match Program Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Broadway Across America Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation Carolyn Foundation Central Corridor Funders Collaborative City of Minneapolis Great Streets Program City of Minneapolis Transit Oriented Development City of Minneapolis One Minneapolis Fund C.H. Robinson Coffee House Press Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts

Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation * General Mills Foundation Gift Matching Program Graywolf Press Indeed * James B. Linsmayer Foundation Jerome Foundation Joyce Foundation * Land O’Lakes Foundation Lyft * Marbrook Foundation Margaret A. Cargill Foundation McKesson Foundation * McKnight Foundation McVay Foundation Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P. Medica Medtronic Foundation Minnesota State Arts Board Moon Palace Books Nash Foundation National Endowment for the Arts PBR Pizza Lucé Republic, LLC

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Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation Saint Paul Travelers Seward Community Fund Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Summit Target Foundation Thomson Reuters UCare U of M Good Neighbor Fund/MN Vikings Partnership Fund U.S. Bank Foundation UnitedHealth Group University District Alliance VMware VSA Minnesota WEM Foundation West Bank Business Association The Wine Company Xperitas The Youth Philanthropy Fund


THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY OF CEDAR SUPPORTERS! GENERAL OPERATING AND PROGRAM SUPPORT

BE A PART OF THE CEDARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LEGACY THROUGH PLANNED GIVING!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from Wells Fargo. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Your legacy gift can support the future of The Cedar and our growing statewide community for years to come. Contact 612-338-2674 x 103 for details.

BECOME A CEDAR SUPPORTER! You can make your donation online at donations.thecedar.org

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This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity, and Building Bridges: Campus and Community Engagement grant programs, components of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. This work is supported by a Building Demand for the Arts Implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ÂŽ The Cedar Cultural Center is a 2017 recipient of an ADA Access Improvement Grant from VSA Minnesota, with funds from the Metro Regional Arts Council. The activity is funded, in part, by the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


The presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.

FOUNDATION

COMMUNITY FUND

The engagements of Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo, The Garifuna Collective, and Joan Soriano are made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

MEDIA PARTNERS

MIDNIMO CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

MIDNIMO IS A PROGRAM OF THE CEDAR AND AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY

Additional support provided by Augsburg University, Joyce Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, Marbrook Foundation, Nash Foundation, McVay Foundation, American Scandinavian Foundation, Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, UCare, Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P., Lyft, Xperitas, Moon Palace Books, Graywolf Press, Coffee House Press, Pizza Lucé, Summit Brewing Company, PBR, Indeed, and The Wine Company.

CAPITAL AND SPECIAL PROJECT SUPPORT

612 Youth Engagement Project, Youth Philanthropy Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Additional support provided by WEM Foundation, University District Alliance, University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund /MN Vikings Partnership Fund, James B. Linsmayer Foundation, and Marbrook Foundation.


“ So many different shows over the years, from dances and Nordic rockers, and I never even got on an airplane!” — Cedar Audience Member

AGNES OBEL at The Cedar, March 2017 Photo: Jon Behm

(front cover) SIDEWALK CHALK at The Cedar, July 2017 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin

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The Cedar Cultural Center's 2017-18 Annual Report  

Welcome to The Cedar Cultural Center's 2017-18 Annual Report. In the pages to follow, we're focusing on the ripple effect of music in our co...

The Cedar Cultural Center's 2017-18 Annual Report  

Welcome to The Cedar Cultural Center's 2017-18 Annual Report. In the pages to follow, we're focusing on the ripple effect of music in our co...

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