ACHF Arts Access
69,000+ audience members and 1,264 actors will participate in transformative theatre experiences, including new immigrants/refugees in rural Minnesota. We will utilize focus groups, anecdotes and quantitative indicators of progress: number of participants, communities of origin, geographic reach, new partnerships and diversity of constituency. 2: Increased financial stability to ensure long-term sustainability of producing high quality arts experiences for Central Minnesotans of all ages. We will measure and report growth in stability on a regular basis through our organization dashboard tracking: days cash on hand, budget versus actual, season memberships, ticket sales, and donor retention.
61,713 audience members and 2,141 actors including camps. Audience and actor numbers both grew with all of the additional programming we were able to offer in our new Learning Lab Theatre. We did not reach our total audience goal. 2: GREAT successfully achieved increased financial stability. Our cash on hand significantly increased to an average of 28 days fiscal year to date. This is in large part due to exceeding our budgeted ticket sales, season memberships 20% growth and retaining donors.
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Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT) brings the community together through shared theater experiences.
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.
Patricia Andrews: Executive director, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; Lisa Bergh: Public artist; executive director for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Jonathan Carter: Director of IT business relationship management, Harmon, Inc.; former board chair, Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir; Erin Cooper: Operational director, Irish Fair of Minnesota; Don Eitel: Former managing director, Mu Performing Arts; Ann Fee: Executive director, Arts Center of Saint Peter; teaching artist, writer, editor, and instructor; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Paula Justich: Program director of arts and cultural management, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; Sarah Lawrence: Co-general artistic director, Lyric Opera of the North; Jonathan Lewis, Executive director, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; percussionist; Gretchen Pick, Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.