Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$314,827
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
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
$314,827
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,164,575
Direct expenses
$9,479,402
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.50
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Deliver five-production season that expands the repertoire, enrich audiences and contribute to the vitality of our community. The number of productions and world premieres, number of community engagement activities, number of tickets sold, number of new/retained talent, high-tech design, audience feedback, web use, media response, and outreach to under-served populations. 2: Expand education and outreach programs to broaden and deepen relationships. Indicators: total number of people reached, number of contact hours, number of programs (paid/free), demographics, geographic reach. Measure thru Logic Models with surveys, web analytics, data overlay and/or engagement summaries.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Delivered five productions including one world premiere, which expanded the repertoire and introduced new audiences to the art form; 42,443 total audience. Evaluation included number of world premieres (1), use of innovative projection/video design, top talent involved, tickets sold and positive reception from critics and audience. 2: Expanded education and outreach programs in the Twin Cities urban core and throughout Minnesota, introducing many to the opera for the first time. Evaluation was conducted as originally outlined. Success was seen by a high number of contact hours (1,874), the expansion of Music Out Loud, and outreach to schools with 50% of students on free or reduced lunch, and positive feedback.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Richard Allendorf, Patricia Beithon, Karen Brooks, Jane Confer, Jay Debertin, Sara Donaldson, Sidney Emery, Maureen Harms, Sharon Hawkins, Ruth Huss, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad, Philip Isaacson, J Jackson, James Johnson, John Junek, Christl Larson, Mary Lazarus, Cynthia Lee, Mike McNamara, Jim Nelson, Kay Ness, Jose Peris, Elizabeth Redleaf, Connie Remele, Don Romanaggi, Christopher Romans, Mary Schrock, Linda Singh, Nadege Souvenir, Davis Strauss, Virginia Stringer, Bernt von Ohlen, William White, Margaret Wurtele
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Diana
Last Name
Konopka
Organization Name
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
Street Address
620 1st St N
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55401-1225
Phone
(612) 333-2700
Email
dkonopka@mnopera.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