Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,489
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Inc. AKA Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
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
$34,489
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,085,534
Direct expenses
$1,085,534
Administration costs
$13,795
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.75
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Produce a diverse 10-production season of outstanding professional theater in Anoka County, engaging a broad demographic and enriching the community. Number and demographics of new and returning attendees, critical reviews, social media response, artist and audience surveys, and staff and board assessment. 2: Continued growth as leaders in performing arts education characterized by accessibility, educational excellence, and artistic growth of every student. Number and demographics of new and returning students, student and teaching artist surveys, staff and board assessment, and phone and e-mail conversations with parents and participants.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Produce a diverse 10-production season of outstanding professional theater in Anoka County, engaging a broad demographic and enriching the community. Number and demographic of new and returning attendees, critical reviews, social media response, audience surveys, staff and Board assessment, and artistic review panel assessment. 2: Continued growth as leaders in performing arts education characterized by accessibility, education excellence, and artistic growth of each student. Number and demographic of new and returning students, survey of participant families, staff and board assessment, and phone and email conversations with parents and participants.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bill Ambrose, Oliva Bastian, Borgie Bonthuis, Kylie Foss, Jerry Horazdovsky, Amy Hornstra, Jennifer Lundquist, Julia Schmidt, Lin Schmidt, Rick Wyman
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

Lyric Arts' mission is to enrich lives by creating meaningful performing arts experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community.

Project Manager
First Name
Laura
Last Name
Tahja Johnson
Organization Name
Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Inc. AKA Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Street Address
420 Main St E
City
Anoka
State
MN
Zip Code
55303-2341
Phone
(763) 422-1838
Email
laura@lyricarts.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

Pearl Bergad: Executive director, Chinese Heritage Foundation; Paul Dice: President, International Friendship Through the Performing Arts; Thomas Dodge: Photographer; former executive director of the Fairmont Opera House; Sonja Jacobsen: Retired office manager, Jacobsen Metal Fabrication; vocal and instrumental music teacher; board member, Mankato Symphony; Tammy Mattonen: CPA and nonprofit financial consultant; Jill Moore: Executive Director of Great River Arts; Sara Olsen: Musician, composer, teacher, playwright, and visual artist; Cassandra Utt: Actor, singer, artistic data analysis; Kristen Wesloh: Director of institutional giving, Minnesota Public Radio; 26 years nonprofit management experience

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No