Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$234,326
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
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
$234,326
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,589,483
Direct expenses
$10,589,483
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Deliver a five production season that expands the repertoire, enriches audiences and contributes to the vitality of the community. Number of productions/contemporary works, number of engagement activities, number of tickets sold, number of new/retained talent, number of new audience, demographics, geographic reach, high-tech design, audience feedback, web use, and media response. 2: Expand education and outreach programs to broaden and deepen relationships. Number of people reached, number of participants new to opera, number of contact hours, number of programs (paid/free), demographics, geographic reach, participant surveys, exit interviews, observation/demonstration, and student journaling.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Delivered six productions, including three new productions, expanding the repertoire, building social connection and community health. Evaluation included number of contemporary operas (1), number of new productions (2) use of innovative design, top talent involved, tickets sold (45,513) and positive reception from critics and audience. 2: Expanded education and outreach programs in the Twin Cities urban core and throughout Minnesota, introducing many to the opera for the first time. Evaluation was conducted as originally outlined. Over 21,000 persons served, launched new engagement programming, reached a broad range of persons across the state and received positive feedback.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Richard Allendorf, Patricia Beithon, Sharon Bloodworth, Shari Boehnen, Alberto Castillo, Jay Debertin, Terrance Dolan, Sara Donaldson, Sidney W. Emery, Maureen Harms, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad, Philip Isaacson, J Jackson, Diane Jacobson, John C. Junek, Christl Larson, Mary Lazarus, Cynthia Y. Lee, Robert Lee, Jennine McGee, Mike McNamara, Leni Moore, Kay Ness, Jose Peris, Elizabeth Redleaf, Connie Remele, Mary H. Schrock, Lina Roberts Singh, David Smith, Nadege Souvenir, David Strauss, Virginia Stringer, Gregory Sullivan, Norrie Thomas, H. Bernt von Ohlen, William White, Margaret Wurtele
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

Minnesota Opera combines a culture of creativity and fiscal responsibility to produce opera and opera education programs that expand the art form, nurture artists, enrich audiences, and contribute to the vitality of the community.

Project Manager
First Name
Diana
Last Name
Konopka
Organization Name
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
Street Address
620 1st St N
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55401-1225
Phone
(612) 333-2700
Email
dkonopka@mnopera.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