Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,956
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rochester Civic Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
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
$11,956
Other Funds Leveraged
$670,759
Direct expenses
$682,715
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Recognition of quality production values as demonstrated by maintaining core audience members and increasing audience percentages to reflect changing demographics in the community. 2. Maintain strong participation numbers for theater classes and camps, provide opportunities for young people facing financial barriers to attend these educational programs, and respond to the community need for additional arts education curriculum. Use attandance, outreach event surveys, demographic statistics.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We had sold-out houses for holiday, family, and musical main stage productions; over 90% attendance for the Americana Showcase series; and healthy attendance figures for new programming (including commissioned work, outreach initiatives, and professional performing artists) that demonstrates a mutually gratifying relationship between Rochester Civic Theatre and the community. Monthly Artist's Happy Hours, quarterly Jazz Jams, and Civic Live collaborations also have contributed to audience expansion. The increased visibility has enabled Rochester Civic Theatre to attract artists of diverse backgrounds and ages. In addition to attendance figures, surveys for outreach events were used to further isolate demographic statistics. Attendance for theater camps and classes was up twenty percent from FY 2011. Community partners (including Alliance for Chicanos, Hispano, Latino Americans; and Rochester Area Family YMCA) helped identify students from challenging backgrounds to receive scholarships. Curriculum revisions addressed the need for more student input on content and created mentorship opportunities.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Pam Allan, Kurt Augustine, Sue Borgen, Julie Cords, Corey Heimer, Karen Herman, Ari Kolas, Kristy Mintz, Karl Oestreich Rebecca B. Paape, Denise Robertson Angie Rustad, Cheryl Schaefer
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Gregory
Last Name
Stavrou
Organization Name
Rochester Civic Theatre
Street Address
20 Civic Center Dr SE
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55904-3773
Phone
(507) 282-8481x 19
Email
gregory@rochestercivictheatre.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., 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 Adams: Principal at LarsonAllen, LLP; Dianne Brennan: Director of development, Guthrie Theater. Member of the board of directors of Mixed Blood Theatre, and National Corporate Theatre Fund.; Beth Burns: Executive director, Lutheran Music Program, Inc. Board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Minnesota Music Coalition.; Anna Johnson: Independent arts consultant; Brian Jose: Executive director of fine arts programming, College of St Benedict/St John's University.; Herman Milligan, Jr: Consultant, board member for Artspace Projects, Independent Feature Project Minnesota, The Givens Foundation, and The Soap Ractory.; Richard Robbins: Director, Good Thunder Reading Series, and Director of Creative Writing MFA program at Minnesota State University Mankato.; Jeff Stevenson: Executive director, Great River Shakespeare Festival.; Sharon Tracy: Arts educator, Buffalo High School Art Magnet program. Secretary, Central Minnesota Arts Board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No