Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,642
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc. AKA Penumbra Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
End Date
October 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
Martin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
Martin
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
$48,642
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,728
Direct expenses
$55,370
Administration costs
$21,313
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Penumbra's programming will be accessible to all Minnesotans regardless of barriers of disability. We will measure our success through access services utilized and positive patron responses relating to accessibility services as collected by our box office and accessibility coordinator. 2: Penumbra's programming will be accessible to all Minnesotans regardless of barriers of cost. We will evaluate our success by the number of free and discounted tickets distributed by our box office and tracked by our accessibility coordinator.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We have expanded accessibility with additional low-cost tickets offers, ASL interpreted shows, large print programs, and assisted listening devices. Accommodation requests are fielded and tracked by our box office. Post-show, participant feedback is requested. 2: Our Access Wednesday program and ASL discounted ticketing program have broadened accessibility to Minnesotans as it relates to cost and accommodation. We have built strong relationships with all access partners, working to address individual needs and accommodations. Promotion codes are used to track/record access-related discount usage. Post-production, partner feedback is requested.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lou Bellamy, Sarah Bellamy, Paul Acito, Katrice Albert, Matthew Branson, Kris Arneson Cutler, Melanie Douglas, Kathleen Edmond, Carson Funderburk, Duane Johnson, Kevin Maler, Mark A. McLellan, Robert Olafson, Jeffrey N. Saunders, Catherine Stemper, Bill Stevens, Brooke Story, Tim Sullivan, Sarah Walker, David L. Welliver
Project Overview
Arts Access
Project Details
Penumbra will pilot an accessibility program in partnership with VSA Minnesota to proactively welcome and include people with disabilities in Penumbra arts programming.
Project Manager
First Name
Shannon
Last Name
Brunette
Organization Name
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc. AKA Penumbra Theatre
Street Address
270 Kent St N
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102-1744
Phone
(651) 224-3180
Email
shannon.brunette@penumbratheatre.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
Rachel Carlson: Poet, novelist; nominated for Minnesota Book Award; Katherine Dodge: Retired executive director, Itasca Orchestra and Strings program; board chair, Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission; Takara Henegar: Program associate and Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow at The Saint Paul Foundation; Lauren Hughes: Creative arts development supervisor, Midwest Special Services; gallery curator; Keri Kellerman: Managing director, Playwrights' Center; Jessica Roeder: Writer, poet and teacher; Simon Sperl: Director of corporate and foundation relations. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600