Minnesota's Legacy

Community Arts Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,847
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Buffalo Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wright
Sherburne
Stearns
Hennepin
Wright
Sherburne
Stearns
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,847
Other Funds Leveraged
$55,799
Direct expenses
$65,646
Administration costs
$9,847
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.29
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will have contracted with and compensated our part time Administrator for another year. We will have reached out to youth in our community, enhancing awareness of youth programming, and increasing their attendance at our workshops/performances by 15%. We will have recruited and compensated a marketing professional to develop and implement a marketing plan. We will broaden our use of online marketing tools to connect with a younger demographic and increase our young adult audience base by 10%. We will track the compensation of our Administrator financially. We will track the number of youth participants by recording how many audition, volunteer, participate in and attend our programs over the next year. We will compare annual ticketing reports (via Arts People) to track our youth ticket sales. We will track the number of hours our marketing person spends on our marketing plan, and track our online marketing efficiency with built-in marketing tools from Constant Contact and Facebook.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We contracted/compensated a Part Time Administrator, increased youth audiences by 45%, recruited/compensated a marketing professional, broadened our use of online marketing, and increased young adult audience by 12%. We tracked compensation of our Administrator financially, counted youth at auditions, volunteer days and in the audience. We recruited/contracted with a marketing person. We tracked online marketing with built-in marketing tools from Constant Contact and Facebook.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Philip Ludwig, Jennifer Robinson
Project Overview
Community Arts Support
Project Details
Buffalo Community Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization located in Buffalo, Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Suzanna
Last Name
Joyce
Organization Name
Buffalo Community Theater
Street Address
PO Box 23
City
Buffalo
State
MN
Phone
(612) 404-0228
Email
zannaj@q.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional; Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; George Minerich: Photographer; Ken Barry: Blues musician, Victorian and digital photographer.