Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,007
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
T.B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
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
$26,007
Other Funds Leveraged
$587,367
Direct expenses
$613,374
Administration costs
$12,991
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Citizens and visitors are able to easily access information about The Sheldon. Increase web-based sales for 19% to 25% of total Sheldon-presented programming. Succeeded in increasing unique and number of Web visits from fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2013. Unique visits in fiscal year 2012 were 36,972, and in fiscal year 2013 were 37,293. Number of Web visits in fiscal year 2012 were 55,278, and in fiscal year 2013 were 56,377. 2. We did not increase online ticket sales: fiscal year 2012 sales were 2,729, and fiscal year 2013 were 2,652. Efforts to promote use of The Sheldon Web site will continue in fiscal year 2014. We increased use of links to artist Web sites. Fiscal year 2012 some links were provided for artists presented by The Sheldon (about 20 out 30). From fiscal year 2013 going forward links are included on show Web pages for all presented artists and for those rental clients who have Web sites. 2: Establish and sustain School of Performing Arts programming. Grow student participation in all cases to an average of fifteen per class, and offer six academic year classes in theatre, dance, and orchestra. Maintain theatre and dance summer intensives and introductory resident summer camps in dance and theatre. Number of creative institutional partnerships increased. The Sheldon became a partner with the Rolling River Music Festival and The Anderson Center. Institutional partnerships have been sustained over time. Presenting partnership with Fairview Medical Center that is now Mayo Clinic Health Services in Red Wing continued through fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The collaboration will continue through fiscal year 2014. Presenting and educational partnership continued with the Anderson Center and the Red Wing School district. Increase total artist engagements due to creative partnerships. Total artists presented and supported in fiscal year 2013 (713 children and 403 adults for total of 1,116) did not increase appreciably over those presented and supported in 2012 (667 children and 447 adults for total of 1,114.) Participating children did increase due to educational and presenting partnership with Red Wing Schools and The Anderson Center.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The arts are interwoven into every facet of community life: citizens and visitors have been able to easily access information about The Sheldon from its web site and learn more about what interests them. 2: Minnesotans believe the arts are vital to who we are: create and maintain comprehensive creative partnerships that strengthen citizen engagement.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other

Recipient Board Members
Nancy Dimunation, Verna Fricke, Mike Melstad, Mary Rauterkus, Chuck Richardson, Ian Scheerer
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Sean
Last Name
Dowse
Organization Name
T.B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
Street Address
443 W 3rd St
City
Red Wing
State
MN
Zip Code
55066-2310
Phone
(651) 388-8701
Email
sdowse@sheldontheatre.org
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
Lawrence Burnett: Choral director and professor of music, Carleton College.; Sunny Chanthanouvong: Executive director, Lao Assistance Center. Policy Fellow, Humphrey School. Board member, St Paul Foundation, Asian/American Health Coalition, Harrison Neighborhood Association. Member, MN Compulsive Gambling Advisory Committee, Civil Rights Commission.; Nolita Christensen: Marketing and operations consultant, Great North Show Providers.; Brian Jose: Executive director of fine arts programming, College of St Benedict/St John's University.; Jerry Lopez: Executive director, Ce Tempoxcalli.; Jennifer Penzkover: Coordinator, Saint Cloud Arts Commission.; Andrea Specht: Executive director, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center.; Sarah Stauder: Executive director, Rochester Art Center.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes