Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,171
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The History Theatre, Inc. AKA History Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Le Sueur
McLeod
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Todd
Waseca
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
$65,171
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,691,796
Direct expenses
$1,756,967
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through exemplary professional theatre, engage and inform 40,000 Minnesotans about the stories, events and characters comprising our shared heritage. Through attendance/ticket sales, press and critical reviews, and pre¬ and post¬ play surveys and focus groups. 2: Enable audience members, students and lifelong learners to connect their experiences as history and begin to see themselves as history makers. Through post ­performance student and audience surveys and focus groups; and via formal and informal assessments of education programs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

60,248 patrons were reached through History Theatre's six acclaimed stage productions highlighting real stories about Minnesota and the Midwest. Audience statistics were gathered through ticket sales (including discount and complementary) counted at the box office, cultural reviews digital and in print, and audience surveys. 2: 5,458 youth attended mainstage productions; 3,044 youth/adults participated in educational programs; 2,529 participated in HHN engagement programs. Attendance data was collected through ticket sales and class registrations. Post-show surveys and interviews were used to assess value to participants, what they learned and how they grew and/or changed.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Melissa M. Mulloy, Gene Merriam, Tyler Zehring, Roger Brooks, John Apitz, Candace Campbell, George Dow, Wayne Hamilton, Jillian Hoffman, Susan Kimberly, Gene Link, Cheryl L. Moore, Jeffrey Peterson, Ken Peterson, James Rollwagen, John Sebastian, Charles A. Slocum, Pondie Nicholson Taylor
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Martha
Last Name
West
Organization Name
The History Theatre, Inc. AKA History Theatre
Street Address
30 10th St E
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101-2205
Phone
(651) 292-4321
Email
mwest@historytheatre.com
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