ACHF Arts Access
The O'Shaughnessy will serve and support Minnesota artists through its PRESENTS, Women of Substance (WoS) and Rental programming. Present fourteen artists/companies (50% Minnesota); help four Minnesota artists develop work; rent to 38 Minnesota orgs; engage eight women artists in WoS or PRESENTS events. Track through program records, artist surveys/interviews. 2: Increase participation and provide a welcoming space for diverse Minnesota artists and audiences with carefully curated programming and partnerships. At least 40% of artists/users will represent diverse Minnesota cultures; 100% will find venue welcoming; Track through program records, surveys/interviews with artists, company/rental liaisons, audiences.
Presented fourteen artists/companies, 60% from Minnesota; hosted new work for four companies; rented to forty-five Minnesota organizations; Presented ten women artists/women-led companies. Tracked through ticket and front-of-house reports; artist emails; audience surveys; question and answer with artists during talkbacks; Google analytics through new website; FB posts; calendars; listings. 2: 40% of total artists/users were from diverse Minnesota cultures. Attendance at performance grew 20% to 79,615, with additional outreach participation at 4,140. Tryle served document; attendance sheets, Facebook invitations; website and calendar listings; artist conversations; audience surveys; calendars; listings.
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Through the support of diverse, cultural, and socially relevant works, The O'Shaughnessy stands as a touchstone for the campus, a performing arts venue for the community, and a space for celebration and ceremony.
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.
Michael Arturi: Universal Music Center founder and executive director; Dorothy Belstler: Executive director, Twin Cities Pride; Amy Braford Whittey: Business developer for the arts for HGA; Cheryl Kessler: Founder and principal evaluator, Blue Scarf Consulting, LLC; Colleen LeBlanc: Retired community educator; former Five Wings Regional Arts Council board member; William Miller: History professor at the College of Saint Scholastica, former MSAB board member; Jessica O'Brien: Community engagement manager, Region Nine Development Commission; Elizabeth Jane Olive: Retired nurse and transplant coordinator; community volunteer; costumer; Christi Schmitt: Program coordinator, Saint Paul Public Schools office of multilingual learning; Alexis Walstad, Co-executive director, Karen Organization of Minnesota