Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Yellow Tree Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
February 2012
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

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To create a production that is engaging for both children and adults while maintaining high artistic quality; to grow the audience for Yellow Tree Theatre, especially youth audiences.Demographic information; how ticket buyers heard of the show; audience, staff, and board feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Reached more families and younger people in the Osseo and Maple Grove areas; adults and young people came together to engage in artistic dialogue.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jason Peterson, Andy Frye, Jeffrey Peterson, Mary Fox
Project Overview

Still Life with Iris

Project Details

Funding to present Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz. Performances will take place at Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo in February 2012.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Yellow Tree Theatre
Street Address
320 5th Ave SE
Zip Code
(763) 226-3630
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Pat Cummings: Retired executive director of Phillips Family Foundation; Robin Gillette: Executive Director of Minnesota Fringe Festival; Ellery July: Technology consultant, former Northwest Area Foundation and United Way staff; John Megas: visual artist; Amy Miller: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts staff; Karis Sloss: Artistic Director of Eclectic Edge Ensemble; Jackie Starbird: Weisman Art Museum staff.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Jill Anfang: City of Roseville assistant parks and recreation director; Heather Beal: free-lance architectural writer; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Library system director; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits director of operations and human resources; Paul Creager: Gordon Parks High School teacher and administrator, Square Lake Film Festival director; Erika Eklund: Playwrights'Center director of external relations; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Community Theatre Managing Director; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake-Savage school district program specialist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy executive director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation Project Manager; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Childrens Theatre Company director of institutional giving; Margaret Rog: free-lance grant writer and organizational development consultant; Beth Starbuck: retired consultant; Dameun Strange: free-lance musician and composer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law assistant director of Career and Professional Development.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed