Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$253,996
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Redwood
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Redwood
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
$253,996
Other Funds Leveraged
$8,996,004
Direct expenses
$9,250,000
Administration costs
$20,574
Number of full time equivalents funded
6.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Serve over 200,000 children and families through productions on our stages, pedagogically-sound arts education, programs at the theater and in the community, and access opportunities ensuring that no one is barred from participation because they cannot afford to pay. Utilize participant surveys, focus groups, interviews, observations, and ticket sales.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The ChildrenÆs Theatre Company served 235,846 young people and families. We presented Mercy Watson to the Rescue, A Wrinkle in Time, The Wizard of Oz, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and Pippi Longstocking. ChildrenÆs Theatre Company provided the nationally-recognized theater arts education program, Neighborhood Bridges, to 586 children in public schools throughout the Twin Cities. In the Theatre Arts Training program, 2,107 students from ages two to eighteen participated in classes, camps, and intensives in theatre arts-related disciplines. More than 30% of our audience came to a ChildrenÆs Theatre Company show through one of our access programs, which offer free or reduced-price tickets to productions for school groups, community organizations, and low-income families. ChildrenÆs Theatre Company evaluated its artistic programs through internal critiques with the artistic staff as well as through monitoring ticket sales. We engaged professional evaluators to assess several of our education and access programs.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tony Abena, Lynn Abbott, Mary Beattie, Morgan Burns, Ellen Bendel-Stenzel, Michael Blum, Renee Burke, Barbara Burwell, Jim Carlson, Peter Carter, Y. Ralph Chu, Rusty Cohen, Fran Davis, Eve Deikel, Fred Deschamps, Mary Jo Emfield, Susan Engeleiter, David Etzwiler, Michael Fanuele, Scott Friesen, Gina Gage, Lili Hall, Jeffrey Hatcher, Sandy Hey, Carrie Higgins, Hoyt Hsiao, Doug Jaeger, Bill Johnson, Geoff Jue, Helen Kurtz, Ed Lagerstrom, Chad Larsen, Sarena Lin, Muffy MacMillian, Aedie McEvoy, JoAnne Pastel, J.P. Peltier, Ellen Perl, Mark Price, Randy Ross, Betsy Russomano, Ann Ryan, Sam Salas, Lisa Saul Paylor, Wendy Schoppert, Todd Sheldon, Liz Smith, Ken Spence, Tara Sutton, Jeanne Sween, George E. Tyson, III, Dave VanBenschoten, Pat Vayda, Jeff von Gillern, Patrick B. Walsh, Barb Wigley, Leslie Wright, Mary Lou Dasburg, Topsy Simonson
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Katherine
Last Name
Duffy
Organization Name
The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
Street Address
2400 3rd Ave S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55404-3506
Phone
(612) 874-0500
Email
kduffy@childrenstheatre.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
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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No