Minnesota's Legacy

Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,557
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Elk River Community Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2010
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Sherburne
Wright
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Wright
Stearns
Benton
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
$6,557
Other Funds Leveraged
$51,981
Direct expenses
$58,538
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will successfully produce two live theater shows. We will remain financially stable, ideally to break even or make a profit. We will continue the marketing effort that reaches our constituency with the opportunities we provide. We will identify what we need in a volunteer coordinator and establish that position within the organization. We will identify and retain a volunteer coordinator candidate. Our ultimate outcome is to stay stable as an organization and maintain our presence in the region as a source for affordable, high quality live theater.We will continue to produce two shows in the coming year. The first one typically will open in late July or early August, with auditions taking place in late May or early June. The second show usually will audition in December 2012 or early January 2013, and will likely open the latter part of February or March 2013, depending upon theater scheduling. We will continue to monitor ticket sales for our shows, although this assesses the health of the economy at this point as much as anything else. We will solicit ongoing feedback and testimonials on our programming and productions from audiences, artists, community groups, and professional staff. We will develop the position, identify a candidate, and retain a volunteer coordinator to help establish a core of volunteers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We produced two very well received live theater shows. Clue: The Musical was our February 2012 show and Noises Off was our summer 2012 production. We had originally planned to have Music Man as our summer live theater event but those plans fell through. B

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dennis Chuba, Clifford Lundberg, Brian Budahn, Nick Zerwas, Michael Conrad, Ryan Chesemore, Paul Olson, Jonathon Rehlander, Bill Bade, Eileen Anderson
Project Overview
Arts Producing: the primary focus is to produce live theater productions.
Project Details
Elk River Community Theater exists to promote and produce live theater arts in Elk River Minnesota and surrounding communities. Elk River Community Theater provides interested persons the opportunity for exposure to and participation in live theater arts performances and educational experiences.
Project Manager
First Name
Kim
Last Name
Noding
Organization Name
Elk River Community Theatre
Street Address
400 Jackson Ave Ste 105
City
Elk River
State
MN
Zip Code
55330-3926
Phone
(763) 441-4685
Email
kim.maximom7@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of St. Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedicts/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive Director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No