Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Guthrie Theatre Foundation AKA Guthrie Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To give families access to high quality theater experiences, addressing a real barrier to participation: low-cost, convenient child care. A link to an online survey will be distributed to all who take advantage of this service. Evaluation will measure the participants' response to the productions they see, and their children's satisfaction with their time at the Guthrie.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Families received deeply discounted tickets to high quality theater at the Guthrie while their young children received outstanding care under the same roof, provided by the YMCA. There were 12 Play Care dates during calendar year 2013: March 16 (The Taming of the Shrew), March 23 (Twelfth Night), April 20 (Nice Fish), June 1 (The Primrose Path), July 13 and 27 (Clybourne Park), August 17 and 24 (Pride and Prejudice), October 20 (Uncle Vanya or Tribes), November 10 (Tribes), and November 24 and December 1 (A Christmas Carol or Born Yesterday). Results were measured quantitatively through Tessitura (box office software) and qualitatively through participant surveys.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Peggy Steif Abram, Martha Goldberg Aronson, Martha Atwater, Karen Bachman, Marc Belton, Anne Bjerken, Terri Bonoff, Blythe Brenden, Peter Brew, Jim Chosy, Dick Cohen, Jane Confer, David Cox, David Dines, Joe Dowling, Bill George, Pierson Grieve, Polly Grose, Tom Hanson, Todd Hartman, Matt Hemsley, Randy Hogan, David Hurrell, Liesl Hyde, John Junek, Eric Kaler, Mark Kenyon, Jay Kiedrowski, Peter Kitchak, Jodee Kozlak, Kathy Lenzmeier, Helen Liu, Jennifer Melin Miller, Anne Miller, David Moore, Wendy Nelson, Amanda Norman, Tim Pabst, Sally Pillsbury, Tom Racciatti, Bob Rosenbaum, Steve Sanger, Ron Schutz, Patricia Simmons, Lee Skold, Tina Smith, Lisa Sorenson, Ken Spence, Doug Steenland, Jim Stephenson, Emily Anne Tuttle, Mary Vaughan, Steve Webster, Irv Weiser, Brian Woolsey, Margaret Wurtele, Charlie Zelle, Wayne Zink
Project Overview

Arts Access

Project Details

The Guthrie will create Play Care, a program that will provide onsite child care featuring arts-related activities for the young children of families who attend Guthrie productions.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
St Germain-Gordon
Organization Name
Guthrie Theatre Foundation AKA Guthrie Theater
Street Address
818 2nd St S
Zip Code
(612) 225-6000
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

Melanie Davis: Volunteer Services and Corporate Engagement Director, Lyngblomsten, St. Paul; Alice De Yonge: Program director, Project G.E.M., nonprofit that serves special needs youth; Anna Deschampe: School Director, Oshki Ogimaag Community School, Grand Portage; Sharon Fischlowitz: Executive Director, Black Label Movement, Minneapolis; David Machacek: Executive director, ArtOrg, Visual artist; MaryLynn Pulscher: Environmental Education Coordinator, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; Toni Quirk: Vice president of development PAI (provides services to adults with developmental disabilities), White Bear Lake.; Kristine Wyant: Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations., Minneapolis College of Art and Design