Twin Cities Public Television

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Twin Cities Public Television KTCA/KTCI
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Project Overview

TPT's activities will include

  • produce and broadcast season III of Minnesota Original to showcase artists
  • create and post lesson plans to accompany season III
  • produce and broadcast season IV of Minnesota Original to showcase artists
  • create an post lesson plans to accompany season IV
  • add analystics measurement fuctionality to website to track visits
  • rework website functionalirty to encourage higher percentage of return visits
  • create and broadcast pilot for studio-based music series
  • create and pilot in-school workshop design
  • launch in-school workshop program
  • produce two 60-minute historical documentaries on Minnesota history during the Civil War era
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 6
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Numbers of episodes created and broadcast, numbers of artists featured, numbers of lesson plans posted, viewed and downloaded, increased web visits, increased usability as determined by user testing and focus grous, positive feedback from teachers attending workshops, teacher satisfaction survey about lesson plans

Description of Funds
Salaries/Benefits $1,929,142; Contracted Services $21,991; Equipment $24,427; Office Support and Supplies $572,430; Advertising $48,036; Travel $5681; Technical Services $1,134,722; Artists and Fees $44,461; Production Expenses $41,148
Recipient Board Members
R. Kirk Weidner, David C. Weyerhaeuser, Wendy Dayton, Mary Gilbertson, Peter Gill, Russel B. Hagan, Diane P. Lilly, Donna Lindsay-Goodwin, Mai Moua, Sally Mullen, Jim Murphy, Robert H. Nazarian, James R. Pagliarini, Alfonso Perez, John M. Pohlad, Connie Remele, Robert P. Rinek, Jim Scheibel, Gayle Scheuller, Carole Schram, James J. Seifert, Bruce Shay, Jeffrey C. Slocum, James B. Stake, Caroline Stockdale, Jodie Tanaka
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Twin Cities Public Television
Street Address
172 East Fourth Street
Saint Paul
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155