Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$61,005
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Lyon
Meeker
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Steele
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
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
$61,005
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,258,236
Direct expenses
$11,319,241
Administration costs
$10,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Accessibility to CLIMB’s podcast, Faraway Woods, on pro social skills for kids 3-8 increases with more promotion to old markets and to families at home. CLIMB produces two seasons of fourteen FW episodes. Via a survey, users rate quality 4 or 5 out of 5 and report pro-social skills kids learn. Downloads are tracked with Buzzsprout, a podcast analytics tool. 2: To continue serving 125K Minnesotans per year, CLIMB develops a succession plan to assure organizational stability when our founder and executive/artistic director, Peg Wetli, leaves CLIMB. Peg and board create timeline for completion of three scenarios covering different leave-takings. Board creates evaluation plan measuring timeliness and likelihood of providing effective transition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Accessibility to CLIMB's podcast, Faraway Woods, on pro social skills for kids 3-8 increases with more promotion to old markets and to families at home. CLIMB launched two seasons of Faraway woods episodes. Listens were tracked using Buzzsprout. In addition to this engagement was tracked through audience interaction with the Faraway Woods Facebook page through shares, comments and likes. 2: To continue serving 125K Minnesotans per year, CLIMB executes a succession plan to assure organizational stability upon our founder's retirement. Board creates a method of internal and external vetting of potential candidates, works with current staff to ensure transitional transparency and implements an organizational structure to ensure stability.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
James Gambone, James Olney, Bonnie Mattson, Christine Walsh, Peg Wetli, Anton Jones, Milan Mockovak, Bill Partlan, Joseph Atkins
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Lauren
Last Name
Diesch
Organization Name
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Street Address
6415 Carmen Ave E
City
Inver Grove Heights
State
MN
Zip Code
55076-4428
Phone
(651) 453-9275x 19
Email
lauren@climb.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
Melissa Brechon: Faculty member, Masters of Library and Information, Saint Catherine University; Pamela Fletcher: Associate professor of English and director of writing at Saint Catherine University; Amy Hunter: Retired educator; board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts; Jonathan Lewis: Executive director, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; percussionist; Roxana Linares: Executive director, Centro Tyrone Guzman; Jill Moore: Executive Director of Great River Arts; E. Jane Olive: Retired nurse and transplant coordinator; community volunteer; costumer; Marjorie Ostroushko: Cofounder and manager of Giving Voice Chorus; public radio strategist and marketer; Michael Ricci: Director of theater at North Hennepin Community College; Dana Sikkila, Visual artist; executive director of the 410 Project art gallery and artistic director of Black Water Press
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No