Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,466
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 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Benton
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Stevens
Waseca
Washington
Wilkin
Wright
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
$31,466
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,941,233
Direct expenses
$1,972,699
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.25
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Partner with area schools, nonprofits, and businesses to incorporate circus performing arts into education and program activities that currently do not have arts components. 2. Provide classes and performance opportunities to youth who would not otherwise be able to participate because of physical or financial barriers. Develop a program and services logic model which will guide future participant surveys and evaluations; use student and parent surveys.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through a collaboration between Circus Juventas and Neighborhood House, thirteen youth from Saint Paul's West Side participated in year-round circus performing arts classes. Annual school matinee performances plus special presentations reached approximately 5,800 children and adults. Presentations included Highland Catholic School, Country Side Elementary, Oak Hill Montessori, the Basilica in Minneapolis, Kids ETC Youth Movement of Canada, Youth Social Entrepreneurship Summit, the African American Awards Gala, City of Saint Paul Department of Public Works, and closed-circuit television programming for patients at Minneapolis Children's Hospital. Circus Juventas also collaborated with Campbell Mithun on the 2012 United Way campaign, The POWER of WE (http://www.campbell-mithun.com/cm-UnitedWay). Circus Juventas provided need-based scholarships to eighty-three students from seventy-one families enrolled in circus performing arts classes. Five students consistently participated in the Wings program. Circus Juventas completed development of its logic model framework. An online survey form has been developed for students and families to complete annually. Approximately forty percent of those invited respond.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Larry Berle, Dan Butler, Betty Butler, Joan Cochran, John Esch, Donna Gies, Corey Gordon, John Greener, Tim Houlihan, Peter Huber, Lance Lemieux, Laura Mogren CPA, Krista Sweeney
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Dan
Last Name
Butler
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) 699-8229x 208
Email
dan@circusjuventas.org
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
Becky Agnew: Board member, Region 2 Arts Council.; Lawrence Burnett: Choral director and professor of music, Carleton College.; Susan Chandler: Assistant director, Arts Midwest.; Gregory Grinley: Director of development, American Craft Council.; Amy Hunter: Program coordinator, Freshwater Education District Schools. Board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Staples Motley Area Arts Council. Personal and professional coach and consultant, artist.; Paula Justich: Program director of arts and cultural management, St Mary's University of Minnesota.; Linda Nelson-Mayson: Director, Goldstein Museum of Design.; Jennifer Penzkover: Coordinator, Saint Cloud Arts Commission.; James Williams: Artistic associate, Pillsbury House Theatre. Co-director and acting coach, Seeds of Change program at Central High School, Central Touring Theatre, and Hennepin County Home School Theatre Project.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No