Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,988
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Benton
Morrison
Todd
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Dakota
Washington
Hennepin
Scott
Murray
Ramsey
Pope
Carver
Anoka
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,988
Other Funds Leveraged
$718,830
Direct expenses
$763,818
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Fine Arts Programming will begin to implement strategies to steadily increase accessibility, participation, and attendance--specifically by off-campus, central Minnesota community members at our performances, exhibitions, and residency activities. Our goal is to grow the overall participation rate of the off-campus community by 30% by 2016. Fine Arts Programming tracks attendance at performances, residency activities, and exhibitions. As noted above, we saw a sharp increase over projected attendance rates. In fiscal year 2013, Fine Arts Programming hired an outside consultant to conduct focus groups of off-campus community members. Based upon this feedback, we implemented marketing changes, such as increased branding advertisement, and more aggressive messaging of our lower ticket prices, in order to attract more off-campus participation. Our residency activities expanded to the Whitney Senior Center, and we saw increased attendance participation at the public performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Examples of strategies implemented to meet proposed outcomes included: Fine Arts Programming developed a strategic partnership with Great River Educational Arts Theater that benefits both organizations. Great River Educational Arts Theater has a large, loyal regional audience and partnering with them has created a symbiotic relationship. We are good fiscal partners for Great River Educational Arts Theater, and presenting them in our venues helps us increase our off-campus audience participation. Fine Arts Programming also strategically hosted a quilt exhibit that was very popular, and drew in a much larger than expected audience of off-campus community members.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other

Recipient Board Members
Ingrid Anderson, Dana Badgerow, Scott Blattner, Rebecca Bergner, Iris Cornelius, Beth Dinndorf, Terry Dolan, Gregory Duppler, Mark Fleischhacker, James Graves, Judith Koll Healey, Kathy Kurvers Henderson, Annette Hendrick, Mary Catherine Holicky, Harvey Jewett, Jean Juenemann, Shelly Bauerly Kopel, Laura Kelly Lovdahl, George Marin, Barbara Melsen, Katheleen Mock, Tom Mohr, Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, Margaret Murphy, Lynn Newman, Judy Poferl, Marilyn Porter, Donald Pyatt, Shari Lamecker Rogalski, Rosetta Ross, Patricia Ruether, Carol Schleif, Thomas Schlough, Richard Schneider, Daniel Scott, Carolyn Smallwood, Lisa Spoden, Joyce Statz, LeAnne Matthews Stewart, Mary Thompson, Theresa Wurst, Lori Bodensteiner Zumwinkle, Karen Backes, Brian Campbell, Jean Beckel, Mimi Bitzan, Leigh Dillard, Louann Dummich, Dave Earp, Colleen Hollinger Petters, Ken Jones, Laura Malhotra, Mark McGowan, Rick Odenthal, Sue Palmer, Gustavo Pena, Chris Rasmussen, Joe Rogers, Marie Sanderson, Andrea Shaker, Arno Shermock, Jerry Wetterling
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Leslie
Last Name
Hanlon
Organization Name
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
Street Address
37 S College Ave
City
St Joseph
State
MN
Zip Code
56374
Phone
(320) 363-5011
Email
lhanlon@csbsju.edu
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.; Benjamin Klipfel, Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; 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
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.; Benjamin Klipfel, Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; 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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No