Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,750
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lyon
Martin
Meeker
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Wilkin
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
$32,750
Other Funds Leveraged
$892,012
Direct expenses
$892,012
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

In 2018, GRSF will increase the regional community's access to professional company performances compared to number of tickets used in 2016. Front of house and box office staff will collect ticket stubs to track the number of people acting each performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendance at the 2017 professional productions was 9,182, a 9% increase over 2016. Comparisons were done using ticket sales information from our ticketing software. Although this doesn't account for `no shows` it has been determined to be a more reliable data source than ticket counts. 2:

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Hamid Akbari, Mary Alice Anderson, Roderick Baker, Mary Bergin, Kris Blanchard, Michael Charron, Frances Edstrom, Candace Gordon, Margaret Shaw Johnson, Lawrence Jost, David Marshall, Ken Mogren, Tedd Morgan, Kathleen Peterson, Mary Polus, Gerald Portman, Patricia Rogers, Jeanne Skattum, Jim Stoa, LeRoy Telstad, Jim Vrchota, Joseph Winandy
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of the Great River Shakespeare Festival is to create dynamic, clearly spoken productions of Shakespeare`s plays, which enrich people`s lives.

Project Manager
First Name
Valerie
Last Name
Williams
Organization Name
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Street Address
79 3rd St E
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987-3447
Phone
(507) 474-7900
Email
valeriew@grsf.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