Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$735,661
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Guthrie Theatre Foundation AKA Guthrie Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
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
$735,661
Other Funds Leveraged
$28,857,413
Direct expenses
$29,593,074
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Exceptional theatrical productions and presentations shared broadly with the community will inspire thoughtful conversations and deeper connections. Programming will be evaluated through audience surveys that solicit written and quantitative feedback and by tracking numbers of ticket buyers and participants in audience engagement activities. 2: The diversity of voices, visions and styles on the Guthrie’s stages will engage members of its community who are currently underserved by its work. Surveys will collect feedback and data to measure the effectiveness of outreach efforts and the impact of increased diversity among playwrights, directors and actors on audience demographics.

Measurable Outcome(s)

23% of mainstage and 41% of Studio patrons participated in post-play activities. 92% of Studio patrons said they discussed a play later with others. Staff tracked the number of patrons who participated activities which included discussions, written reflections and storytelling. Activities and engagement were evaluated by facilitators and by online audience surveys. 2: A modest but significant increase in attendance by people of color was noted, particularly at productions that dealt with diverse cultures. The Guthrie used an outside vendor to match demographics on ticket buying households. Front of House managers reported on perceived diversity at selected performances. Comments on diversity in patron surveys were evaluated.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Peggy Steif Abram, Susan Allen, Martha Goldberg Aronson, Y. Marc Belton, Terri E. Bonoff, Priscilla Brewster, Peter Brew, James L. Chosy, Terry Clark, Senator Richard J. Cohen, Jane Confer, David Dines, Joseph Haj, Todd Hartman, Matthew Hemsley, Diane Hofstede, David G. Hurrell, John Junek, Eric Kaler, Patrick Kennedy, Jay Kiedrowski, John Knapp, Suzanne Kubach, Brad Lerman, Dana McNabb, Jennifer Melin Miller, Anton Melton-Meaux, Helen Meyer, David Moore, Karin Nelsen, Wendy Nelson, Anne Paape, Timothy Pabst, Robert A. Rosenbaum, Ron Schutz, Tim Scott, Michael Solberg, Lisa Sorenson, Kenneth F. Spence III, Jim Stephenson, Steve Thompson, Tyler Treat, Steve Webster, Heidi Wilson, Jamie Wilson, Charles A. Zelle, Wayne Zink, Martha Atwater, Karen Bachman, David C. Cox, Bill George, Pierson M. Grieve, Polly Grose, Sally Pillsbury, Steve Sanger, Douglas M. Steenland, Mary W. Vaughan, Irving Weiser, Margaret Wurtele
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Kathleen
Last Name
Kukielka
Organization Name
Guthrie Theatre Foundation AKA Guthrie Theater
Street Address
818 2nd St S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55415-1252
Phone
(612) 225-6000
Email
kathyk@guthrietheater.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