Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,649
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc.
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
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
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
$68,649
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,018,468
Direct expenses
$2,087,117
Administration costs
$13,750
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A successful leadership transition marking a new era for Penumbra and signaling to the country that black art, lives, and stories matter in Minnesota. This outcome will be measured by the successful execution of the transition as marked by media coverage and patron response. 2: 20,000 individuals will participate in art that grows, nuances, and strengthens their understanding of racial equity and justice in the Twin Cities. Participation will be tracked through box offices records, and education and outreach tracking. Patron response to activities will be tracked through electronically distributed surveys.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Penumbra's 40th season engaged audiences in its groundbreaking art for social change and celebrated its singular role in American arts. Penumbra tracked media coverage in the Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, Pioneer Press, KARE 11, and City Pages; monitored fundraising efforts as part of its successful 40th Anniversary campaign. 2: Penumbra's dynamic mix of artistic offerings engaged over 20,000 patrons in issues of social justice and equity. Penumbra tracked a 37% increase in subscribers and a 32% increase in patron participation (20,447 total); assessed qualitative feedback via post-show surveys.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lou Bellamy, Sarah Bellamy, Paul Acito, Katrice Albert, Kris Arneson Cutler, Kathleen Edmond, Carson Funderburk, Duane Johnson, Kevin Maler, Mark A. McLellan, Robert Olafson, Jeffrey N. Saunders, Catherine Stemper, Bill Stevens, Brooke Story, Tim Sullivan, Sarah Walker, David L. Welliver
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Thomas
Organization Name
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc.
Street Address
270 Kent St N
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102-1744
Phone
(651) 224-3180
Email
amy.thomas@penumbratheatre.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
Amy Braford Whittey: Business developer for the arts for HGA; 16 years of nonprofit experience; Helen Franczyk: Arts marketing and communications consultant; Steve Heckler: Executive director, Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Lowertown Blues Festival; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Gregory Smith: Business operations manager, the Fitzgerald Theater; Ellen Stanley: Executive director, Minnesota Music Coalition; Carla Tamburro: Coordinator, Park Point Art Fair, Duluth; art educator; Lisa Vesel: Executive director, Minnesota Discovery Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600