Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$86,274
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Park Square Theatre Company AKA Park Square Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Benton
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Anoka
Benton
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
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
$86,274
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,254,913
Direct expenses
$2,341,187
Administration costs
$14,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Approximately 85,000 audience members, including 34,000+ students, will experience two world commissions and five regional premieres as part of an exceptional 17-play season. Quantitative results: number of plays commissioned and produced and attendees; Qualitative results: critical reviews, audience surveys, follow-up emails, social media, and teacher evaluations. 2: Utilize new and existing models of engagement for artists and audiences. This includes increasing entry points to theater for audiences and producing plays that speak to different communities. Diverse artists and stories will connect with Puerto Rican, African American, LGBT, deaf communities, and more. Park Square will expand upon and create new partnerships to engage underserved groups.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audience members, including students, experienced two world premiere commissions and five regional premieres as part of the 17-play season. Quantitative results: number of plays produced, artists employed (debuts), and attendees; Qualitative results: critical reviews, audience surveys, focus group responses, follow-up emails, social media, and teacher evaluations. 2: Park Square utilized new and existing models of engagement, including more entry points for audiences and plays that speak to different communities. Diverse artists and stories connected with Puerto Rican, African American, Jewish, Asian communities. Park Square expanded upon and created new partnerships with arts and community organizations to engage underserved groups.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tim Ober, John L. Berthiaume, John Lefevre, Nancy Feldman, Jeff Johnson, Daniel Boone, Kristine Clarke, Barb Davis, Jim Falteisek, Kristin Geisler, Jewelie Grape, Andrea Trimble Hart, Karen Heintz, Paul A. Johnson, Greg Landmark, Paul Mattessich, Kristin Berger Parker, Kari Ruth, Paul R. Sackett, Paul Stembler, Helen Wagner, Susan Wenz
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Michael-jon
Last Name
Pease
Organization Name
Park Square Theatre Company AKA Park Square Theatre
Street Address
408 St Peter St Ste 110
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
(651) 767-8485
Email
pease@Parksquaretheatre.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
Melissa Brechon: Faculty member, Masters of Library and Information, Saint Catherine University; Pamela Fletcher: Associate professor of English and director of writing at Saint Catherine University; Amy Hunter: Retired educator; board member, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts; Jonathan Lewis: Executive director, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; percussionist; Roxana Linares: Executive director, Centro Tyrone Guzman; Jill Moore: Executive Director of Great River Arts; E. Jane Olive: Retired nurse and transplant coordinator; community volunteer; costumer; Marjorie Ostroushko: Cofounder and manager of Giving Voice Chorus; public radio strategist and marketer; Michael Ricci: Director of theater at North Hennepin Community College; Dana Sikkila, Visual artist; executive director of the 410 Project art gallery and artistic director of Black Water Press
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No