Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,832
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Mille Lacs
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
Mille Lacs
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,832
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,286,168
Direct expenses
$1,335,000
Administration costs
$18,934
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Eliminate financial barriers to attendance. 2. Grow overall attendance. 3. Focus touring efforts to target "vulnerable Minnesotans" (living in poverty, culturally isolated). Evaluation of educational programming, audience surveys, artistic quality of productions, critical success of productions, cultural diversity of artists and audiences, percentage of earned income, number of artists employed, and percent of budget for artists’ salaries.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Presented eight mainstage shows, five tours, and three films. City Pages proclaimed Mixed Blood "Best Theatre of 2012." Board and staff identified barriers to participation at Mixed Blood and in the performing arts and chose to tackle financial barriers. Radical Hospitality, unveiled in September, provides no-cost access to mainstage productions for all. Year one results are breathtaking. One-third of Radical Hospitality audiences earn $25,000 or less, 47.2% are thirty years old or younger, and 30.3% self-i

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ron McKinley, Tabitha Montgomery, Eric Hyde, Molly Bott, Warren Bowles, Deb Bryan, Brenda Clark, Yolanda Coterall, Jane Doyle, Habtamu Gana, Sheila Gore Dennis, Shalini Gupta, K David Hirschey, Nancy Koo, Robert Lunning, Susan P Mackay, Jeff McCallum, Jack Rueler, Laurie rice, Charles A Weinstein
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Amanda
Last Name
White Thietje
Organization Name
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Street Address
1501 S 4th St
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55454-1100
Phone
(612) 338-0984
Email
Amanda@mixedblood.com
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., 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
Becky Agnew: Board member, Region 2 Arts Council.; Lawrence Burnett: Choral director and professor of music, Carleton College.; Susan Chandler: Assistant director, Arts Midwest.; Gregory Grinley: Director of development, American Craft Council.; Amy Hunter: Program coordinator, Freshwater Education District Schools. Board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Staples Motley Area Arts Council. Personal and professional coach and consultant, artist.; Paula Justich: Program director of arts and cultural management, St Mary's University of Minnesota.; Linda Nelson-Mayson: Director, Goldstein Museum of Design.; Jennifer Penzkover: Coordinator, Saint Cloud Arts Commission.; James Williams: Artistic associate, Pillsbury House Theatre. Co-director and acting coach, Seeds of Change program at Central High School, Central Touring Theatre, and Hennepin County Home School Theatre Project.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes