Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$290,935
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$290,935
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,255,748
Direct expenses
$10,546,683
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Deliver five-production seasons that expand the repertoire, enrich audiences, and contribute to the vitality of our community. Evaluation will be through: number of new composers/works to the operatic canon; use of innovation/technology in productions; ability to attract/retain top talent; ticket sales; number of people reached; audience feedback; Website use; and media response. 2: Advance Minnesota Opera’s position as a leading American opera company. Evaluation will be through: creation of new works; innovative productions of traditional works; number of co-producers; production rental revenue; national and international recognition (awards/articles); media response.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota Opera delivered five productions including one newly commissioned opera, which expands the repertoire and provides access to art form due to relevance as contemporary work; 46,000 + served. Minnesota Opera evaluation included number of tickets sold, hiring top talent (including 159 Minnesota performers) and positive local newspaper reviews and comments via the website from audience attendees. 2: Minnesota Opera advanced its position as a leading American opera company. Evaluation was seen through successful commission and workshop of Stephen King's, The Shining as part of our New Works II Initiative; increased number of co-producers and rental revenue; and by setting record for ticket sales with Carmen.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Patricia Beithon, Daniel Blanco,, Bernard Brunsman, Peter Carter, Rachelle D. Chase, Jane M. Confer, Sara Donaldson, Bianca Fine, Sharon Hawkins, Ruth S. Huss, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad, Philip Isaacson, James Johnson, Patricia Johnson, John C. Junek, Christine Larsen, Robert Lee, Steve Mahon, Leni Moore, Albin Jim Nelson, Kay Ness, Elizabeth Redleaf, Connie Remele, Don Romanaggi, Christopher Romans, Mary H. Schrock, Linda Roberts Singh, Nadege Souvenir, Virginia Stringer, H. Bernt von Ohlen, Margaret Wurtele, Karen Bachman, John A. Blanchard III, Burton Cohen, Julia W. Dayton, Mary W. Vaughan
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Jada
Last Name
Hansen
Organization Name
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
Street Address
620 1st St N
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55401-1225
Phone
(612) 333-2700
Email
jhansen@mnopera.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Melissa Brechon: Faculty member, Masters of Library and Information, Saint Catherine University; Nolita Christensen: Marketing and operations consultant, Great North Show Providers; Janis Lane-Ewart: Long-time arts administrator; most recently as executive director of KFAI, Fresh Air Radio; Kathleen Maurer: Professor, Anoka-Ramsey Community College.; William Miller: History professor at the College of Saint Scholastica; former MSAB board member; Gary Peterson: Managing Director, Anaya Dance Theatre; board chair, Southern Theater; independent consultant; Anat Shinar: Program manager, BodyCartography Project; instructor, Young Dance; Bonnie Stewart: Cofounder, SistersSojourn; Patricia Zurlo: Attorney specializing in services for artists, small businesses and nonprofits; former professional musician|Jeanne Zwart, Board member, Elysian Area Library; chair, Elysian Fourth of July Parade
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No