Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hinterhands Puppet Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
February 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

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To create and convey a story for all ages with little spoken language, relying heavily on visual and musical language; to foster empathy and compassion towards the surrounding world.Staff and audience feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audience members reported the production has a lasting affect on them, resulting in discussions especially in families with children. Performed for nearly 700 audience members, despite harsh January weather affecting sales.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Reed Aubin, Amy Ballestad, Bart Buch, Martin Dosh, Heidi Eckwall, Alison Heimstead, Brie Jonna, Masanari Kawahara, George Meyer, Ali Momeni, Duane Tougas, Laurie Witzkowski
Project Overview
Nature Boy
Project Details
Funding to develop, produce, and stage Nature Boy, a puppetry-poetry performance exploring connections between biodiversity and imagination. Performances will take place at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in June 2012.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Hinterhands Puppet Company
Street Address
2633 15th Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 377-3698
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Theresa Downing: independent art curator; Mary Grace Flannery: Arts administrator, Nimbus Theatre; Greg Herriges: Musician, Indian Music Society of Minnesota; Heidi Larson: Minnesota Orchestral Association staff; Abby Marcus: General Manager, Playwrights' Center; Marya Morstad: Arts administrator, Mizna.
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