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Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
20 Theatre Company Twin Cities AKA 20% Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
May 2015
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Quantitative: We hope that 700 people will attend Q-STAGE performances over two weeks, featuring a minimum of 6 selected LGBTQ artists. Qualitative: Audience surveys will show that patrons' consciousness of/about queer identity will be shifted/changed/expanded as a result of attending Q-STAGE artists' work.Q-STAGE will be evaluated through anonymous survey given to both patrons and artists involved, audience demographics and feedback from playbill surveys; event media attention; and feedback from post-show discussions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Surveys asked some fantastic questions to patrons experiencing Q-STAGE shows, and the resulting data provided us with wonderful insight, including: 85% of patrons stated they were "completely absorbed" in what was happening on stage; and 93% of patrons stated that they found some or all of the performance "moving and inspiring." In total, 372 patrons attended 9 total performances by 6 artists.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kimberly Arleth, Claire Avitabile, Blythe Davis, Erica Fields, Amy Kenzie, Ann Lindstrom, Mykel Pennington, Suzanne Schwartz, Maureen Stoltzman, Lisa Stratton, Corinna Knepper Troth, Liana Yang
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for the 2nd annual Q-STAGE: New Works Series, a new, experimental series dedicated to providing a stage and resources for LGBTQ artists to showcase new work. Performances will take place at Intermedia Arts in April and May 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
20 Theatre Company Twin Cities AKA 20% Theatre Company
Street Address
5152 Aldrich Ave N
Zip Code
(612) 227-1188
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, Storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre Artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Rotilie: Education, Artistic, Volunteerism; Daniel Pinkerton: Artistic; Reona Berry: Artistic; Dana Prottas: Education; Jennifer Newell: Fundraising; Taja Will: Artistic, Administration; Lauren Dee: Marketing, Web Design, Organizational Development, Youth Programming.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed