Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,449
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Benton
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pope
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
Wright
Anoka
Benton
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pope
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
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
$17,449
Other Funds Leveraged
$690,443
Direct expenses
$690,443
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Present distinctive programming that connects Central Minnesota audiences and students to diverse experiences that wouldn't otherwise be available in region. Curate a season of up to seven exceptional performances. Measure audience perception through surveys and ticket sales. Participate in industry organizations to craft a series unique to this area. 2: Invite greater participation by removing barriers (real and perceived) through community engagement, careful messaging and new initiatives. Survey data to measure participation/demographics. Measure if new or lapsed audiences grew by 5%. Introduce initiatives such as a mobile box office. Real-time testing and assessment of initiatives.

Measurable Outcome(s)

SJU presented seven multidisciplinary performances featuring exceptional theater, world dance and unique and diverse range of musical genres. SJU evaluated this outcome by collecting box office data, revenue, and number of performances and contrasting that data with previous years. SJU participated in industry organizations to ensure programming was distinctive and connected to this region. 2: Audience per performance grew by 30%. Ticket revenue grew by 12%. SJU restructured staffing to dedicate resources to audience development/research. SJU evaluated this outcome through audience and box office data contrasted against previous year's data, assessment and adjustment of new initiatives, and participation numbers.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mimi Bitzan, Brian Campbell, Sarah Gorman, David DeBlieck, Barry Elert, Laura Hood, Rick Odenthal, Sue Palmer, Gustavo Pena, Colleen Hollinger Petters, Rachel Melis, Chris Rasmussen, Farrad Williams, Arno Shermock, Jerry Wetterling, Rob Culligan
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of Fine Arts Programming at Saint John`s University is to provide a wealth of creative activities and art that make life in central Minnesota even richer.

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

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