Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,716
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Cook
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Hennepin
Isanti
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Martin
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Ramsey
Red Lake
Renville
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Swift
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
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
$45,716
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,115,059
Direct expenses
$1,115,059
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Accessibility to Faraway Woods podcasts, on pro social skills for kids 3-8 increases with more promotion to schools and families at home. One Mainstream media channel distributes Faraway, listenership is 28,000, and growth plan created/shared, business model exists, digital and traditional media coverage secured. 2: To continue serving 125K Minnesotans per year, CLIMB develops a succession plan to assure organizational stability when our founder and executive/artistic director. Interview process created, plan to cover transition wages exists, additional staff in place, and venture committee's business structure initiated.

Measurable Outcome(s)

CLIMB has expanded their digital content and social media presence increasing the integration of our programming accessibility for families. CLIMB added podcast episodes to our Humans of Minnesota project and consistently posted to our social media accounts. This saw an increase in social media followings of 300 followers on our Facebook page. 2: CLIMB integrated the division of roles of the founder into a CEO/Artistic Director and a Managing Director. CLIMB's founder retired early and the Board of Directors made decided to divide the previous CEO role into a CEO/artistic director and managing director. This has led to an increase in nonprofit best practices and the continuation of the organization.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jim Gambone, Milan Mockovak, Bonnie Matson, Christine Walsh, James Olney, Brian Coy, Ronald Schultz, Katie Langston
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

CLIMB Theatre's mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other works that inspire and propel people, especially young people, toward actions benefitting themselves, each other, and the community.

Project Manager
First Name
Lauren
Last Name
Diesch
Organization Name
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Street Address
6415 Carmen Ave E
City
Inver Grove Heights
State
MN
Zip Code
55076-4428
Phone
(651) 453-9275x 19
Email
lauren@climb.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