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General Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Matchbox Children's Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Mower
Olmsted
Steele
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Mower
Olmsted
Steele
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$25,267
Direct expenses
$28,467
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Matchbox Children's Theatre secures sponsor to cover ticket cost for 60 low income elementary students to attend August play as this is only Austin school in session in August. During 3-play school year season, we donate 100 tickets per play to Head Start and 30 tickets to Austin Welcome Center to increase accessibility. Matchbox Children's Theatre uses attendance data to measure outcomes for each play. We request feedback from teachers who bring classes to student performances. We are developing an audience survey to reach public with program inserts and via our web site for upcoming season.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Reached underserved audience via comp tickets through Austin Literacy Team, Welcome Center, Head Start and Sumner Elementary.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Janet Anderson, Cindy Bellrichard, Angela Donovan, Jenny Dreyer, Cate Goodnature, Susan Hansen, Barb Kasel, Stephanie Kasel, Deidre Smith, Billie Jo Wicks, Jen Wiebrand, Christine Wik, John Wik
Project Overview
General Operating Support
Project Details
Matchbox Children's Theatre General Operating Support
Project Manager
First Name
Angela
Last Name
Donovan
Organization Name
Matchbox Children's Theatre
Street Address
328 Main St N PO Box 576
City
Austin
State
MN
Zip Code
55912
Phone
(607) 342-4308
Email
info@matchbboxchildrenstheatre.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Larry Gorrell: former dean of Saint Mary's University; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Kathy Peterson: arts administrator; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Emily Urness: writer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No