incurred during the time the Minnesota Orchestra did not perform due tothe association’s “lockout” of the orchestra musicians. The association andthe Minnesota State Arts Board have different interpretations of whichcosts are eligible for reimbursement under the 2013 grant agreement” According the state Arts Board website for FY2013 the Orchestra Associationreceived grants including:$100,000 The Minnesota Orchestra will work with Detroit Lakescommunity members to provide a week of
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events in September 2013.$961,888 For Operational support;
: “It provides generaloperating support to high quality, established artsorganizations that produce, present, or exhibit works of art;to nonprofit organizations that provide a broad range of services to artists; and to community arts schools andconservatories that make arts learning available toMinnesotans of all ages and abilities. This programrecognizes that organizations with an established record of programmatic service and administrative stability shouldhave access to funds to support their organizational goalsand objectives, rather than specific projects. OperatingSupport funding enables qualifying organizations to maintaintheir ongoing programs, services, and facilities withoutspecial emphasis on new initiatives as justification for funding.”Here is a link to the Legislative Auditor’s special review:http://bit.ly/12pS1j4 "The Auditor's investigation concludes that Mr. Henson and management havenot been forthcoming about their alleged financial situation with the public, just asthey have not been honest with the Musicians,” said Tim Zavadil chair of theMusicians Negotiating committee."The board has made numerous mistakes over the past few years with regard toworking with the Musicians, being transparent with the public and accuratelyrepresenting the conditions of American orchestras. The longer they wait to endthe lockout and come clean, the more devastation they are causing to our community's world-class Orchestra."
About the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra
The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are recognized around the world asworld-class professional orchestral musicians. In 2010, renowned