Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,064
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
Recipient Type
Private College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,064
Other Funds Leveraged
$621,513
Direct expenses
$643,577
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Prioritize audience and fundraising growth, strengthen operation systems and stabilize staff retention by completing a staffing assessment/restructure. Complete staffing restructure and revised job descriptions. Hire two staff positions. Identify and track audience development initiatives, benchmark fundraising goals, streamline operation processes. 2: Sponsorship program will be assessed and re-designed in order to expand the department's connection to the community. Track evaluation and modifications of current program: conduct sponsor focus groups, identify changes, expand supported activities, test, track goals, increase sponsorship dollars by 5% by FY20.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of Fine Arts Programming (FAP) at Saint John`s University (SJU) is to provide a wealth of creative activities and art that make life in central Minnesota even richer. Through the performing and visual arts series, SJU provides community wide opportunities for interaction with leading, national artists through residencies and outreach, exhibitions, pre/post discussions and performances. FAP is a joint department between Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict, sharing staff and marketing materials, however each institution has a separate 501(c)3 and each institution maintains separate budgets and season programming for the Fine Arts Series, Visual Arts Series, and engagement programs.

Project Manager
First Name
Leslie
Last Name
Hanlon
Organization Name
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
Street Address
2850 Abbey Plz PO Box 2000
City
Collegeville
State
MN
Zip Code
56321-2000
Phone
(320) 363-5030
Email
lhanlon@csbsju.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, 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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; 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

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.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, 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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; 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