Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,980
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The History Theatre, Inc. AKA History Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Red Lake
Polk
Norman
Clay
Becker
Otter Tail
Beltrami
Hubbard
Wadena
Cass
Crow Wing
Aitkin
Carlton
Koochiching
Itasca
St. Louis
Cook
Pine
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Benton
Sherburne
Isanti
Chisago
Anoka
Stearns
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Washington
Carver
Sibley
McLeod
Nicollet
Renville
Wright
Meeker
Kandiyohi
Stearns
Stevens
Traverse
Swift
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Brown
Murray
Nobles
Martin
Blue Earth
Faribault
Freeborn
Mower
Fillmore
Houston
Waseca
Steele
Dodge
Olmsted
Winona
Le Sueur
Rice
Goodhue
Wabasha
Scott
Dakota
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
$42,980
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,228,020
Direct expenses
$1,271,000
Administration costs
$8,595
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Stage an annual season of five plays and musicals that are true to the mission. 2. Provide employment for 100 Minnesota artists annually. 3. Serve 45,000 students and adults (age 10 and up) of diverse ethnicities and cultures annually. 4. Engage in partnerships with the Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota History Museum to expand the theater’s reach and provides clear links between theater and history. 5. Provide discounted or free tickets to 10,000 students and disadvantaged youth and adults. 6. Engage audiences in discussions that deepen the impact of the plays. 7. Bring 200 families to the theater to engage in Family Days. 8. Ensure access to people of all abilities through a fully accessible theater. A panel of experts provides feedback on the artistic merit of our public performances. The educational program is evaluated with teacher feedback. Focus groups with subscribers and individual ticket patrons are conducted.Staff report attendance figures. We solicit feedback from artistic associates, board members, volunteers, and staff.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. The History Theatre staged five plays. 2. We employed 130 artists. 3. Students and adults served numbered 39,668. 4. Partnerships were engaged with the Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota History Museum. 5. Subsidized tickets were given to 5,092. 6. Engaged 2,000 audience members in Afterthoughts discussions. 7. Served 110 families at Family Days. 8. Additional hearing enhancement devices were purchased. Evaluation: Financials were evaluated with an audit that found the turnaround plan on track with a surplus. Artistic success is measured by the artistic director with feedback from the media, artistic collaborators, audience, staff, board, and group leaders. History Theatre solicits feedback from its artistic associates, board members, volunteers, and staff. Padilla Speer Beardsley conducted an extensive survey of the audience and provided analysis and recommendations for action based on the data.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Peterson, Connie Braziel, Tyler Zehring, Roger Brooks, John Apitz, Jim Jensen, Phil Riveness, Holli Drinkwine, Susan Kimberly, Jon Rusten, Karen Gooch, Ted Lentz, Geoffrey Sylvester, Wayne Hamilton, Allen McNee, David Wefring, Jillian Hoffman, Henri Minette, Melissa Weldon, Gene Merriam
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Doug
Last Name
Tiede
Organization Name
The History Theatre, Inc. AKA History Theatre
Street Address
30 E 10th St
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101-2205
Phone
(651) 245-7687
Email
dtiede@historytheatre.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Berdahl: Director of marketing and audience development, Park Square Theatre. Contract grant writer, Detroit Institute of Arts.; Laura Busch: Actor; Vicki Chepulis: Retired executive director, Trollwood Performing Arts School.; Charisse Gendron: Foundation and government grants officer, Children's Theatre Company.; Jessica Leibfried: Education and community engagement director; Reginald Prim: Artist, creative leader, activist, fellow at Intermedia Arts' Creative Community Leadership Institute, and The America Project.; Dan Sjoquist: Vice president of finance, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Patricia Zurlo: Board member, The Musical Offering. Attorney and basoonist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No