Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,963
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Duluth Ballet AKA Minnesota Ballet
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Carlton
Itasca
Lake
Pine
St. Louis
Aitkin
Carlton
Itasca
Lake
Pine
St. Louis
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
$29,963
Other Funds Leveraged
$759,730
Direct expenses
$789,693
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through all the Ballet’s programming and efforts at inclusion, the full public can experience the art of dance as participants or audience members. Ballet programs are inclusive as measured by such means as goal-based evaluation of audience ages, observation by teacher and parents of special Creative Dance classes, monitoring Americans with Disabilities Act plan. 2: Through excellent presentations, education programs, and nourishing of state artists, Ballet helps arts flourish in northern Minnesota and beyond. Arts thrive in Duluth area and beyond boosted by Ballet’s fine artistic efforts, measured by such outcome-based assessing as data-gathering, internal/external observation, participant surveys.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Ballet was inclusive of the full public as all performances were handicap accessible and appealed to all ages, backgrounds, income levels, and mental challenges. The Ballet received feedback from staff and board members on audience diversity and inclusion, summary of age for performance tickets, feedback from parents of class of children with developmental challenges, and monitored the ADA plan. 2: The Arts thrive in Minnesota from the Ballet’s exceptional performances, dancer and student development, outreach programs, and other events. The Ballet used surveys from audience members, staff observation of students and company, surveys from outreach programs, and various feedback from events and performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Harvey Plasch, Mary Gummerson, Morgana Davis, Rachel Inselman,Betsy Holcomb, Ken Kolquist, Jeff Anderson, Sue Fuchs, Briana von Elbe, Mel Winkler, Carole Turner, Mary Jo White, Susan Johnson
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Willy
Last Name
McManus
Organization Name
Duluth Ballet AKA Minnesota Ballet
Street Address
301 W 1st St Ste 800
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802-1613
Phone
(218) 529-3742x 17
Email
bizadmin@minnesotaballet.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
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
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No