Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,632
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Circus of the Star AKA Circus Juventas
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
Wright
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
$70,632
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,440,930
Direct expenses
$2,511,562
Administration costs
$10,132
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1,000 youth take year-round classes to learn circus arts, another 1600 are reached through camps and outreach; 850+ perform in spring or summer shows. Number of youth in after-school classes, school and community programs; number of youth who perform in the spring and summer productions. 2: Over 17% of youth in after-school classes get financial aid; Out of the Chair and Wings serve twenty youth with a physical or developmental disability. Number of youth receiving financial aid or work study; Out of the Chair and Wings enrollment and attendance at classes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

990 youth were enrolled in year-round classes; 1700+ were reached through workshops and camps; 900 youth performed in spring and summer shows. Class enrollment is kept by the education department, an excel spreadsheet is maintained to track other participants, and youth who participate in the summer shows are recognized in show bulletins. 2: 22.9% of youth in the year-round program had work study or financial aid; eight were enrolled in Out of the Chair, and thirteen in Wings. Circus' bookkeeper keeps track of scholarship/work study budget impacts, the registrar for classes keeps track of enrollment in Wings and Out of the Chair.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dan Butler, Betty Butler, Lance Lemieux, Dan Currell, Laura Mogren, Peter Huber, Leslie Bock, Jason Bradshaw, Vineeta Sawkar Branby, John Esch, Angela Forsman, George M. Heriot, Dan Rooney, Krista Heikes Sweeney, Cheriti Swigart
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Miriam
Last Name
Ackerman
Organization Name
Circus of the Star AKA Circus Juventas
Street Address
1270 Montreal Ave
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55116-2400
Phone
(651) 699-8229
Email
miriam@circusjuventas.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