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Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Buffalo Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Upon successful completion of this project, Buffalo Community Theater will have: provided 20 staff and 60+ local volunteers with an opportunity to work in a supportive, artistic environment and provided an artistic outlet for approx. 60 actor/singers and 20 musicians. Buffalo Community Theater will have entertained audiences of approximately 2000 people of all ages, economic and cultural backgrounds, at least 10% of whom have not been to a previous Buffalo Community Theater production and will have increased ticket sales to young people (under 18) by 15%. We will measure program outcomes by tracking all who: staff, audition, volunteer for and perform in our program. We will solicit feedback from everyone involved. An audience survey will help to collect demographic information and feedback on programming and community needs. A survey for staff, performers and volunteers, will gather feedback to help improve our procedures. Detailed box office reports from our ticket vendor will provide attendance, demographic info and breakdown by date, age, etc.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Buffalo Community Theater: provided 16 staff and 68 volunteers with an opportunity to work in a supportive, artistic environment, provided an artistic outlet for 62 actor/singers and 15 musicians, entertained 1629 people of all ages,economic and cultural backgrounds, 18% of whom had not been to a previous Buffalo Community Theater production. Buffalo Community Theater increased ticket sales to young people (under 18) by 15% over the previous production. These numbers were derived by counting participants and tracking audience through our ticket vendor.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Walsh, Jon Salmon, Diane Paulu, Janice Luoma, Suzanna Joyce, Erin Walsh, Don Schmidt, Bryce Bishop, Jamie Cassidy, Greg Bestland, Jenny Robinson
Project Overview
Project Grant
Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Buffalo Community Theater
Street Address
PO Box 23
(612) 404-0228
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Series; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional; Ken Barry: Blues Musician, photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mark Nelson: Choral Director, community theatre director, Choir Director at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Annandale, high school voice teacher; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; Barry Brobeck: Art Instructor.