Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,660
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lyric Arts Company of Anoka AKA Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
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
$17,660
Other Funds Leveraged
$759,369
Direct expenses
$777,029
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Broaden, deepen, and diversify all facets of its constituency, including audiences, artists, and volunteers. 2. Expand the education program for learners of all ages and levels of interest, to include new levels of performing arts education and more educational opportunities for non-performers. 3. Begin the process of eliminating debt by preparing for a capital campaign to begin in calendar year 2012. Measure increases in earned revenue from program activities and increased numbers of auditioners, volunteers, and season subscribers. Measure increase in the number of classes offered, an increase in participants, and an increase in revenue from educational activities. Measure increasing contributed income from individuals, local businesses, corporations, and foundations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Lyric Arts increased the average number of auditioners per role from 2.6 to 2.9. The number of subscriptions sold increased by 38%; subscriptions made up 12% of tickets sold (compared to 9% in FY 2011); ticket revenue increased by 9%. Houses were filled to 86% of capacity (compared to 74% in FY 2011). We expanded the education program in every age category, offering 175% more classes; the total number of participants increased by 116%, and related revenue increased by 86%. With the exception of a change in giving by one major donor, contributions increased by 24%. We project a cash surplus for the year that we plan to leverage as we make plans for a capital campaign in the next five years. Lyric Arts added new software, enabling it to track many statistics for the very first time and making this a benchmarking year. While our outcomes are largely quantitative, we look forward to proposing more quantitative outcomes and conducting more qualitative evaluations in the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mike Laudenslager, Tom Anderson, Lin Schmidt, Leanne Hyde, Debbie Swanson, Mike Lillquist, Joan O'Sullivan, Amy Anderson, Dustin Gould
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Laura Tahja
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Lyric Arts Company of Anoka AKA Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Street Address
420 E Main St
City
Anoka
State
MN
Zip Code
55303-2341
Phone
(763) 433-2510x 103
Email
laura@lyricarts.org
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