Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,728
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation AKA Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Carlton
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,728
Other Funds Leveraged
$800,431
Direct expenses
$828,159
Administration costs
$2,700
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.50
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We seek to increase our arts programming. Progress will be measured by year-to-year comparisons of programming presented, as well as the types of art showcased. 2: We seek to increase cultural equity and diversity as well as unite the artistic communities and audiences we serve. Progress will be measured by year-to-year comparisons of the amount of community partnerships developed around programming events.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our arts programming increased by 24% over last year. This benefited the artists that we paid for their talents and the attending community members. We keep a calendar of arts programming events in which we can compare year to year. The 24% increase was determined by comparing the number of arts programming events offered July 2015-June 2016 compared to July 2016-July 2017. 2: Our community partnerships increased by 63% over last year. This benefited the community by providing cultural and diversified experiences. We keep a calendar of programming events focused on partnerships in which we can compare year to year. The 63% increase was determined by comparing the number of partnership events offered July 2015-June 2016 compared to July 2016-July 2017.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Francis Heid, Sarah Seidelmann, Geiger Yount, Alan Zeppa, Arapna Katre, Laura Weintraub, Becky Hartley, Lynn Black, Don Ness, Curtis Landherr, Jon Heyesen, Kendra Carlson
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Anthony
Last Name
Cuneo
Organization Name
A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation AKA Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community
Street Address
222 Superior St E Ste 326
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(218) 726-5430
Email
tony@zeppa.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Amy Braford Whittey: Business developer for the arts for HGA; 16 years of nonprofit experience; Helen Franczyk: Arts marketing and communications consultant; Steve Heckler: Executive director, Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Lowertown Blues Festival; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Gregory Smith: Business operations manager, the Fitzgerald Theater; Ellen Stanley: Executive director, Minnesota Music Coalition; Carla Tamburro: Coordinator, Park Point Art Fair, Duluth; art educator; Lisa Vesel: Executive director, Minnesota Discovery Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No