Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Inc. AKA Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
August 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Young people (ages 15-20) will increase their skills in theater arts production (including administration, technical production, and performance). Formative evaluation data will be used to both guide instructional planning and measure student interest, proficiency, and growth in specific disciplines (e.g., set design, marketing, acting, etc.). 2: Working in a student empowered environment supported by adult mentors, students will increase skills in ensemble collaboration and arts leadership. Surveys, teaching artist observations, and student self-reflections will be used to document and assess students' collaboration and leadership skills throughout the project.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Lyric Arts Youth Theater Ensemble, a company run by students aged 15 to 20, will present a summer production through training by professional theater artists in arts leadership, performance, directing, writing, design, marketing, and management.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Inc. AKA Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Street Address
420 Main St E
Zip Code
(763) 233-0804
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund.; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Julie Ahasay: Director and actor, Duluth Playhouse; retired faculty member, University of Minnesota Duluth; Melissa Cuff: Director of development, marketing and communications for Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa; Caitlin Drayna: Director of bands, Minnewaska Area High School; principal trombonist, Central Lakes Symphony; Larry Gavin: Poet; teacher at Faribault high school; Carla-Elaine Johnson: Poet and nonfiction writer; faculty member, Saint Paul College; Jeffrey Prauer: Former executive director of MRAC and COMPAS; trombonist; Maryam Yusefzadeh: Vocalist; cofounder of Minnesota Global Arts and Global Knowledge Through Cultural Awareness

Conflict of Interest Disclosed