Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,284
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Duluth Playhouse
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Carlton
Cook
Douglas
Itasca
Lake
Pine
St. Louis
Aitkin
Carlton
Cook
Douglas
Itasca
Lake
Pine
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,284
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,329,745
Direct expenses
$1,329,745
Administration costs
$15,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Present shows with the highest of artistic standards that result in rewarding experiences for artists and audiences alike. By our ability to acquire strong artistic leadership, provide tools and resources for artists to succeed and increase audience and artists participation. 2: Improve accessibility to arts education and audience participation. Through the development and investment in the Playhouse resident company program for adults, scholarships for youth and adult participation in activities, and free tickets to shows.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Exceeded artistic goals and this resulted in nearly a 30% increase in ticket sales. Artists statewide auditioning and applying for jobs. Ticket Sales reports and attendance at auditions primarily indicate substantial increase in participation resulting in sold out shows, and high level of artist interest to perform/create. 2: 30% of participants in education program received scholarships. 200 free tickets distributed to every show for low income families. Statistical reports track scholarship students, use of free tickets also tracked by box office reports.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Herb Minke, Sandy Hoff, Patty McNulty, Tim Johnson, Steve Greenfield, Monique Forcier, Jeanie Peterson, Ryan Coole, Steve Nys, Mia Thibodeau, Brian Liberty
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of the Duluth Playhouse is to offer exceptional entertainment, training, and performance opportunities in theater arts that may inspire, challenge, and engage the region we serve.

Project Manager
First Name
Christine
Last Name
Gradl Seitz
Organization Name
Duluth Playhouse
Street Address
506 W Michigan St
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802-1517
Phone
(218) 733-7551
Email
seitz@duluthplayhouse.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, 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. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; 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

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, 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. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No