Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Commonweal Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
March 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary outcome is related to increasing access to participation in the arts, by empowering young theatre artists with a new technical skill and vocabulary for artistic expression - specifically in lighting design.Commonweal's main tool for evaluation would come from the weekly meeting of the Production Team, headed by Thomas White, Production Manager. This meeting is a forum for self-evaluation of artistic and administrative progress toward stated goals.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary outcome is related to empowering young theatre artists with new technical skills and vocabulary for artistic expression, specifically in lighting design using Vectorworks Spotlight software, an industry-standard software package.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Charles Aug, Alan Bailey, Randy Chapman, Harold N Cropp, Barb DeCramer, Joseph Duffy, William French, Louanne Hamann, Ron Kreinbring, Jeffrey Mintz, Joan Ruen, Dee Seaquist, Rick Walters
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Purchase of Vectorworks Spotlight Software
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Commonweal Theatre Company
Street Address
PO Box 15
Zip Code
(800) 657-7025
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjellgren Alkire: art faculty Winona State University; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Words Players Theatre; Julie Fakler: Edication Coordinator Paradise Center for the Arts; Larry Gorrell: former dean Saint Mary's University; Connie Nelson: retired music educator; Jane Olive: Mantorville Theatre Company; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Andrea Gaffke: arts administrator; Judy Hickey: Board Children's Dance Theatre; Bill Hoy: playwright, songwriter; David Kassler: musician; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson: curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Joan Sween: novelist, columnist, playwright; Gary Tollers: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848