Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,502
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Community Theatre, Inc. AKA The Barn Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Yellow Medicine
Renville
McLeod
Chippewa
Swift
Redwood
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Yellow Medicine
Renville
McLeod
Chippewa
Swift
Redwood
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,502
Other Funds Leveraged
$172,498
Direct expenses
$179,000
Administration costs
$6,502
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.75
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Prepare and present the highest quality productions possible with volunteers and other community supporters. Evaluate public comments and ticket sales.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We had the involvement, participation, and attendance of people of diverse ages, abilities, and ethnicities. We evaluated participant numbers, student play numbers, ticket sales, community feedback, artist involvement, and donation and sponsorship revenue. To meet accessibility goals, we installed new carpet and handrails, handicap parking, main level restrooms, and enhanced the Web. We evaluated public response, number of patrons with access issues, increased volunteer force, and the variety of artists and genres in gallery exhibits.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rand Czarnetzki, Jim Ellingson, John Cola, Fred Gould, Candy Anderson, Nancy Geiger, Darcy Lease Gubrud, Pam Klein, Tim Miller, Diane Drager, Ruth Trageser, Christine Lindgren, Mary Wilkowske, Gary Geiger, Connie Medin, Mary Seifert
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Cheri
Last Name
Buzzeo
Organization Name
Willmar Community Theatre, Inc. AKA The Barn Theatre
Street Address
314 5th St SW
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
(320) 235-2811
Email
business@thebarntheatre.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Berdahl: Director of marketing and audience development, Park Square Theatre. Contract grant writer, Detroit Institute of Arts.; Laura Busch: Actor; Vicki Chepulis: Retired executive director, Trollwood Performing Arts School.; Charisse Gendron: Foundation and government grants officer, Children's Theatre Company.; Jessica Leibfried: Education and community engagement director; Reginald Prim: Artist, creative leader, activist, fellow at Intermedia Arts' Creative Community Leadership Institute, and The America Project.; Dan Sjoquist: Vice president of finance, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Patricia Zurlo: Board member, The Musical Offering. Attorney and basoonist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No