Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,520
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Dance Theatre and School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
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
$27,520
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,068,842
Direct expenses
$1,096,362
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MDT will present audiences with new and established repertory performed by dedicated professionals who simultaneously serve as mentors to aspiring young students in MDT’s school. This outcome will be evaluated by the capacity to perform new and established work, the number of performances presented, and the ability to offer training in classic and contemporary aesthetics. 2: MDT will engage a broader and more diverse community through its performance and educational programs. This outcome will be evaluated by reviewing the numbers and demographics of audience members, school enrollment, social media engagement, and dance professionals working with the company.

Measurable Outcome(s)

MDT provided professional dancers, aspiring students, and the general public with critically acclaimed performances and high quality dance training. MDT tracked the number of company performances and reviewed feedback from audience surveys and critical reviews. MDT faculty assessed student progress to evaluate the quality of training in the school. 2: Through public performances and educational outreach, MDT reached a more diverse community with a variety of high quality dance experiences. MDT tracked the number and demographics of individuals engaged as audience members, students in the school, and followers of online communications, including MDT's social media platforms and website.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Erin Gerrits, Peter Graham, Keith Halleland, Dr. Andrew Houlton, Lise Houlton, Pierce McNally, Russell Pruitt, Elizabeth Simonson
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Justin
Last Name
Leaf
Organization Name
Minnesota Dance Theatre and School
Street Address
528 Hennepin Ave 6th Fl
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55403-1847
Phone
(612) 338-0627x 3
Email
justin.leaf@mndance.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