Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ensure that high quality arts programs that educate, entertain, and inspire are available to a broad audience in the western metro area. Outcomes include increased educational content for audiences of the Center's programs; increased average attendance at concerts and events; new audience members served; and increased participation at Center events beyond its walls (Festival, Social Club, etc.) Success for Musical Notes was measured by increased attendance as this new initiative became established. We achieved standing room only at two events. We tried to use evaluation forms but did not collect enough to be helpful. Box office reports are used to track attendance at concerts. Our biggest disappointment this year was the Arts Festival; artists and attendees were surveyed to try to determine the future of this event. 2: Reach diverse audiences through targeted program development and effective promotion and communication so that people of varied ages, ethnicities, interests, and abilities are served by the center. Outcomes include broadened ages and ethnicities of participants (artists, audiences, others); increased number of strategic partnerships created to reach new audiences; increased number of people engaged through outreach efforts. We track how many tickets are used by the local food shelves. It is gratifying that the people who take these tickets do attend the events -- rarely are seats left empty. We do the same for Project Success. We follow up with the coordinators/case workers to get their perspective on the value of this effort. We are at the beginning of using social media but are able to see increased activity on our Web site.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Increased educational component of arts programs by holding four Musical Notes events (preconcert talks by concert musicians or experts in the field); added didactics to group exhibitions explaining the jurying process and including comments from jurors next to individual pieces that won awards. Increased average attendance at concerts and events, with the exception of the Arts Festival which experienced a decrease in attendance. Our Saturday concert series audience continued strong with 537 average attendance. Average attendance at our Tuesday series increased from 450/event the previous season to 543/event. 2: We reached new, diverse audiences most successfully through community partnerships with other organizations. Our Feed the Soul program (distributes tickets to people using food shelves) was expanded from our existing partnership with the Intercongregation Communities Association (ICA) Food Shelf of Minnetonka to include People Responding In Social Ministry (PRISM) in Golden Valley and Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) in St Louis Park. We continued our relationship with Project Success to bring youth to our events. We now have a person dedicated to using social media daily to help us reach the young adult audience. We have just begun a relationship with Artists with Disabilities, providing a free booth for our Festival.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Lucy Arimond, Stanley Brown, Michael Coty, Connie Fullmer, Michael Klement, Mary Jelinek, Pravin Parekh, James Skyrms, Susan Weinberg, Sandy Merry, John Montilino, Amanda Birnstengel, Lynn Anderson, Jo Clare Hartsig, Janna Rae Johnson, Susan Hanna-Bibus
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Street Address
1111 Mainstreet
Zip Code
(952) 979-1105x 6
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
Joshua Aerie: Conductor, artistic director, and instructor of various music organizations. Board member, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and Sacred Heart Music Center.; Beth Burns: Executive director, Lutheran Music Program. Board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Minnesota Music Coalition.; Vicki Chepulis: Retired executive director, Trollwood Performing Arts School.; Yolanda Cotterall: Greater Minnesota rural program director, Latino Economic Development Center. Board member, Casa de Esperanza, and Mixed Blood Theatre.; Heidi Droegemueller: Director of development and individual giving, Minnesota Orchestra; president, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Minnesota chapter; Timothy Lloyd: Metal artist. Committee member, Northfield Arts Guild. Retired arts educator.; Kathleen Maurer: Professor, Anoka-Ramsey Community College.; Herman Milligan, Jr: Managing partner, The Fulton Group, LLC.; Jamie Robertson: Executive director, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and Arts Retreat.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed