Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,470
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. AKA Alexandria Area Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wadena
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
$10,470
Other Funds Leveraged
$218,072
Direct expenses
$228,542
Administration costs
$10,470
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Create broader access and awareness of the theatrical arts through outreach. Audience data and surveys, progress weighed against deliverables and target dates. Success attributes include two activities in 2015, and a traveling show in 2016. 2: Foster greater collaboration between area art organizations to maximize sustainability. Stakeholder surveys (benchmark/follow-up), progress against deliverables. Success attributes include community-wide marketing plan, exploration of a joint programming effort.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of children engaged in the summer education and performance programs. Increased performances of the Improv Team. Enrolled in the student theatre summer camps shows a consistent growth of 8-10 students each year over the last. Improv team: five contracted off site performances (20% increase); four AAAA shows. The shows all had new patrons. 2: Master Classes were provided to the 2016 students in the summer camps by a professional actress from Saint Paul. The effect of the Master Classes on the performance skills of the students was qualitative as measured by the director of Shrek Jr. He reported the classes mostly affected senior high school students for considering acting, teaching, or theater arts as a career.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Allen, Rachel Barduson, Becky Byrne, Nicole Fernholz, Chuck Grussing, Kelly Prestby, Holly Wallerich, Pete Woit
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Hermes
Organization Name
Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. AKA Alexandria Area Arts Association
Street Address
618 Broadway St
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308
Phone
(320) 762-8300
Email
ann@alexandriaareaarts.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
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. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association; art gallery owner; 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 Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No