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RELATED IOWA ARTS COUNCIL GRANT QUESTIONS


ISE INFORMATION AND SOURCES

   




 
PROFILE OF APPLICANT:

Illuminating compressed language of the Profile Section
   
Describe numbers
served

ISE GENERAL SERVICE AREA: Stringent word limits led to our
compression of a great deal of data in this section.  Reviewers
should understand our numbers and geographical service area as
follows. 
NUMBERS SERVED: The Festival Season runs Spring thru
Summer. Festival attendees at all Festival events register with
Gate Volunteers and are asked to provide their zip codes; most
comply, because we have our Volunteers write them down as opposed
to expecting attendees to do this. Zip Codes show we kicked off
our first festival by serving 35 different towns - and as we
approach our 4th festival, we now serve 75 different
zipcodes.  Additionally, “Our Festival radio pieces reach about
16,000 people” according to data released by the station.  We
then reach an additional 4,000 through our various live components
as described further below
 
MORE ON OUR GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Since Shakespeare
Festivals are proven to draw from an approximate 90 mile radius
(see Gregio Source, below, full citation in Section II), we serve
(and aim to serve via traveling shows and outreach, including thru
“the Link” e outreach service) the 194 central Iowa
communities located in and around the Metro. 
 
Because we serve these individuals in a wide variety of different types of targeted
programming extending across several months before the Festival
Mainstage shows, we serve a wide variety of youth, families, young
professionals and seniors.  Although the Festival Mainstage itself
is typically not bi-lingual, we do serve new immigrants through
our Spanish-infused programs (some offered on site at the Festival
grounds during pre or post show activities), and we serve the
home-bound -or those not inclined to attend theatre- thru radio.
   




NARRATIVE STATEMENT: We said: “our main-stage shows remain free -
achieving parity* with Omaha and Kansas City who have decades of
Shakespeare-festival experience.  FYI, here “Parity” is
intended to indicate the following facts: Omaha is entering is  26th
year of providing FREE Festival Shakespeare - - -and Omaha
is close behind with over 20 years of FREE Shakespeare.  
   




DEFINITIONS / PROOF OF CLAIMS in ISE
 
SECTION I: ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
   
Definition
 
of
“Harris” Fellow

Our Artistic Director is a  “Harris Fellow”, a term which refers
to one of the nation's most prestigious arts fellowship programs:
The Patrica Roberts
Harris Fellow program, which annually provides full ride
scholarships to no more than typically, a mere 100 Artists in the
entire coun
try.
   
The
Application asks: Describe your Artistic Goals

Clearly, the goals of any artist or arts group are unique to that group -
-but are closely related to the organization's specific aesthetic
philosophies
. Accordingly, we have posted a robust, written aesthetic
philosophy statement on our website.  If you wish to review that,
simply go to www.IowaShakespeare.org.
 
At the Site Menu on the right hand side of the homepage, scroll
all the way down to the Section entitled:  ISE Scholarly Work.
Click on the page “Aesthetic Statement”. 
 
To further understand our goals regarding our Shakespearean adaptations and
additions to the Shakespearean canon (and how our goals related to
what is happening on the national Shakespeare scene), you may also
especially like to review the webpage in that section called
“Adaptations to Shakespeare.”  Essentially, our approach to
Shakespeare is geared to making these legendary stories breath
with fresh new interpretations that typically are strongly infused
with live music and professional dance. 
 
In this, our approach is reminiscent of the show “Two Gentlemen of Verona” (the rock opera version) which in 1971 received the Tony Award,
(demonstrating the EXCELLENCE of this approach) - - this is a show
which has set national standards ever since for making innovative
contributions to the Shakespearean artistic canon.
   
The
application asks:
What
happens?

Overview of “What Happens” 
 
Our outdoor Mainstage play project, for which we are requesting
funding, takes place as part of the 4 month annual
Spring-to-summer Theatre Festival produced by The Iowa Shakespeare Experience, collectively called “Shakesperience Fest.”
Arts Council funding is requested to support the primary focal point of the Festival:  Our Mainstage plays, as described below in Item 1.
The remaining items describe the other elements of the Festival
which based on funding, precede and lead up to to (culminate in)
the Mainstage play. 
Thus, here is a break out of “what happens” in our 4 month Festival
Season:

1. Outdoor Mainstage Plays (this project) take place typically in
July in the heart of downtown Des Moines  in beautiful, riverside
Simon Estes Amphitheater. We expect  about 2500 – 5,000
attendees to attend our 2012 Mainstage plays (5 2012 performances
with Rain Dates and also indoor rain locations).
2. The Festival also involves additional components which we refer to
as our various “Community Outreach Stages” are as follows
:
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-a) Family-friendly Stages:
Mini-shows (60 minute “Teasers”) which are booked by Des
Moines suburban agencies to travel across the community, are
performed at community parks or Libraries, or with on site with
various agencies serving socio-economically disenfranchised
populations.

 .
-b. Youth Stages:
For nearly a decade, we've work with all the Library systems and
a number of different social agencies in the Metro Des Moines area
to provide free workshops to youth.  These workshops include
performances staged either FOR youth or BY youth. In Spring 2012,
performances staged BY ISE Day-Camp or classroom youth have
already been mounted by 2   well-recognized area agencies:  in
collaboration with YESS (Youth Emergency Services and Shelter)
Youth Classrooms plus in collaboration with the Gateway Dance
Spring Break SmART Camp
c.Senior Stage:
Classes for the Senior College systems are being negotiated for
2012 including a class that takes place on site at the Festival
before one of the shows, creates a "festival within the
festival" for older adults  There are 4 “college” (adult
learning) organizations in the Metro area which serve the ongoing
learning needs of Senior Citizens, and ISE provides outreach to
all.
.
e. Multi-cultural stage:  We provide roundtable talks and discussions
from different cultures to interact with different scholars who present how
that culture has interacted with Shakespeare and/or vice versa.
   
Re
“Our culturally-diverse artists”

Regarding our statement that we mount shows featuring culturally-diverse
artists, note that Historically, about
¼ of our cast and artistic crew for any production tend to be persons
of color, and/or of minority descent, and/or are a “new Iowan” (bi-lingual immigrant). 
   





DEFINITIONS / PROOF OF CLAIMS
 
SECTION II:  WHO BENEFITS

   
Calculation
of
ISE attendance
and
“numbers served”

ISE festival events and projects serve about 20,000 people every year. 
 
Here is how we calculate attendance: 
  • First, our radio programming serves 16,000 based on radio station statistics. 
  • Second, our educational outreach program serves about 200-350 youth/families or
    Seniors/adults a year via workshops, youth programs, library
    programs, and Camps. 
  • Third, our traveling outreach shows reach from 100-500 people each show based on whether this is a park
    show, a show at a historic museum or in collaboration with another
    agency, a mall show, or a show at another festival (such as the
    Des Moines Arts Festival.) 
  • Fourth, our Mainstage shows (this project) reach about 400-900 people per night (with a typicaly Mainstage show run comprising 5 performances - variations are based on the weather and the time of day (matiness or eveing)
  • Note that ISE ALWAYS offers an indoor rain location to make sure we serve the public!
   
The
grant application asks:
 
Describe any evidence, research, or methods that were used to determine that this project would benefit this target audience.
 
Describe
why this project is relevant for this audience.

Describe
how you will encourage participation in this project.
 
 
Identify any
community members or partners involved with the planning of the
project, and describe their involvement.
 
 

Our Narrative stated that “Robust 2010-12 data and ISE's multiple
community/tourism/economic development awards (all
claims/sources/acronyms/details on our website) clearly show our
many benefits and community relevance”
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HERE IS THE SOURCE DATA FOR INFORMATION IN MUCH OF THIS SECTION:
We stated:
NEA's NEWEST NATIONAL SURVEY concludes today's Americans prefer the conviviality/accessibility of festivals over other arts-delivery/arts-introduction vehicles.” 
SOURCE:
A groundbreaking 2010 survey by the NEW (National Endowment of the
Arts), the first of its kind, demonstrates that in today’s
America, festivals serve as a major gateway or portal through
which the majority of Americans first become exposed to the arts,
and
that festivals are a vital link to strengthening community-wide
support for the arts.  The study also noted that Americans today
clearly
prefer the conviviality and ease with which festivals facilitate arts exposure.
SEE NEA's MAJOR 2010 RESEARCH REPORT:
Live From Your Neighborhood,
http://www.nea.gov/news/news10/NEA-Festivals-Report.html.
Major portions of that survey are also posted on this website.  To
view this material, From our Homepage, scroll down to Site Menu on
right hand side, then to “News and Announcements” and then to our
Stacy Keach News page. Scroll to the very bottom of the Stacy Keach
page, where excerpts from the survey were printed in our local
Business Magazine in association with ISE's Stacy Keach event.   

We also noted that:

BRAVO's local surveys show that our Metro residents prefer to see funding go to festivals if the government is funding art
AND
Bravo also shows area residents (fully 50%!) prefer theatre attendance versus other arts-involvement formats; "dinner and a show"
perennially leads arts-involvement favorites.”
 
SOURCE:
Bravo Greater Des Moines is Metro Des Moines “Arts Council”,
which provides partial funding to Des Moines cultural groups such
as to ISE. Bravo also engages in extensive area research and
cultural planning. See
www.bravogreaterdesmoines.org.
 
Currently, Bravo is in the fourth phase of developing a master
cultural plan for Metro Des Moines. Although the final plan is as
yet not completely published, the Iowa Shakespeare Experience has
participated in all 4 phases of the development of that plan, and
has been actively working with Bravo in a variety of ways,
including cultural mapping, to identify audience and service needs
and gaps. 
 
In its June 6 2010 Internal Report to the Steering
Committee, Bravo revealed data from an intercept survey that
showed fully
50% of our Metro’s population preferred to attend theatre over
all other arts forms, and a whopping 66% wanted to see festivals
become the beneficiary of any government spending in the arts.

 
These surveys clearly manifest public interest in our project.
We stated:
Another "Crossroads" study suggests that to stimulate regional
growth, metro-area theatre should be buttressed.”
SOURCE:
The “Crossroads” regional central Iowa study (“Capital Crossroads”
http://www.capitalcrossroadsvision.com/ is a very special and unique current (2011 and ongoing) study which looks not just to Metro Des Moines but to the entire central Iowa Region as a whole. 
 
The study marries research and input guided by fully 8 major regional-growth leadership organizations including Iowa
State University, area United Ways, and any number of Economic Development Institutions.  Although generally limited in its
culturally-specific prescriptions,
the CC has a notably sharp finding regarding specifically, the art form
of
theatre- a finding which clearly suggests leaders should specifically buttress and elevate area theatre above other regional art forms.
To understand this prescription, note first that the CC found local theatre is well appreciated by locals as being “good”.
But take a deep breath: 
when it comes to all-important national OUTSIDER impressions of our regional theatre, central Iowa theatre scores a miserable “1” rating (the WORST possible from 10-1) in Sperling’s respected Cities Ranked and Rated, a book which ranks how various aspects of different cities are perceived by outsiders.

Because the Sperling tool is commonly utilized by major corporations when deciding to locate to (and bring jobs to) any
given city, this in combination with the fact that theatre (“dinner and a show”) is one of the most commonly enjoyed art
forms in America, points strongly to the need to elevate central Iowa's theatre companies in order to get the dial moving on
national perceptions about central Iowa.   Note that t
hese Sperling rankings combine quality with proximity and capacity
scores, so it is difficult to fully tease out issues. However, since merely 5.8% of local CCS respondents find our local theatre
quality “poor”, it would seem the problem is a
lack of supportive celebration and specifically, an elevation of capacity of local theatre,by contrast to the way we have elevated other central Iowa art forms which do quite well on Sperling’s scale . 
[IE: Des Moines area museums & Opera and other amenities score 7s, 8s & 9s!]  So taken as a whole, these studies point to a need to elevate specifically regional Des Moines
theatre
in order to counterbalance these potentially damaging scores, for the sake of ongoing job attraction and general socio-economic
development of the central Iowa region. 

    
For cultural leaders, this is truly groundbreaking, NEWLY CURRENT information
which points to overarching funding priorities --just as each of these studies indeed designed
to do
.
   
ADDITIONAL
SOURCE DATA:

Regarding
ISE service area, Zip code data, etc
In 2009, our own survey and registration data also proved that we
drew audiences from surrounding areas, with nearly 50 different
cities represented at our first Festival, and growing since then to what will now be our 4th year.  We have also received statewide press (see press packet) including actual front page news coverage in Winterset (about 30 miles away) and Indianola (about 20 miles away.)  All of this shows the broad area from which we draw and serve.
   
EXPLICIT RESEARCH
ON THE
SERVICE AREA
OF
AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALS

Research on Shakespeare Festivals show that most attract audience from
about a 90 mile radius; thus with our center in Des Moines, we serve about 194 cities and towns, including the urban and suburban
Greater Des Moines area.
Research on this and other outcomes of specifically Shakespeare Festivals can be found in many places including especially: “Shakespeare Companies and Festivals” by Engle,
Londre, Watermeier. (1995), and also :“
Shakespeare Festivals Around the World
” (Marcus D. Gregio, editor),  The Fellowship of Shakespeare Festivals (www.shakespearefellowship.org/linksfestivals.htm)
and
The Shakespeare Theatre Association of America http://www.staaonline.org/.
   
MORE
REGARDING
OUR SERVICES
TO VARIOUS POPULATIONS
A brief description of our services to disenfranchised or special
populations is provided above in our break-out of Festival
activities. Our radio programming also ensures we reach and serve
those who may not otherwise normally attend live theatre
(homebound, disinclined, or unable)
   
EXTENDED LIST OF ISE's COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: We have robust community partnerships, as
would be required for a free festival.  And – our collaboration
partners are growing! In 2011 we were involved with 29
organizations as major or associated community collaborators or
partners (who we offer support to and who offer support to us) in
the Shakesperience Festival and in this project; for 2012 we
already identify 34 and counting!:
 
MAJOR PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS:
  • City of Des Moines (Official Sponsor) (Support Letter enclosed)
  • Bravo Greater Des Moines (Does not write letters, but we are listed on
    the Bravo website as a grantee)
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation Departments
  • Downtown Community Alliance
  • Cityview Newspaper (Support Letter enclosed)
  • McLellan Marketing Group
  • Pioneer Press Standing Ovation Arts Collaborative Group
ASSOCIATED PARTNERS AND COLLABORATIONS (providing various forms of specific
support):
  • Metro Arts Alliance; MAA Theatre Alliance Development Committee; Dance
    Across Studios; Bella Soul Music; Radio Garage; Gateway Dance
    Theatre; Radio Garage, The Jenny Store (Emerging Artists Art
    Market); YESS Youth Programs (Youth Emergency Services and
    Shelter); Iowa State University Graduate School Internship
    Programs; Des Moines Civic Center; Des Moines Downtown Council;
    Waukee Arts Council/ArtCentral Performing Arts Hall; Des Moines
    Books Clubs; East Village Retailers Association; Des Moines
    Public Library; Des Moines Music Coalition; Asian American
    Association, Alianza / Hispanic Educational Resources; Make Me a
    World in Iowa; Drake University Friends of Fine Arts; Drake
    University Madrigal Singers; Hubbell Reality; Bankers Trust; Bob
    Mickle Neighborhood Center; Plymouth Church, Cathedral Church of
    St. Paul’s; Jasper Winery; Pizzaria Gusto; Chocolaterie Stams
ADDITIONAL COLLABORATIONS:
Additionally, we collaborate in many smaller ways with a great many additional
associations, groups and arts organizations. From the Des Moines
Arts Festival to Stephens Auditorium in Ames, we have quite a
list. Complete list provided upon request. 
   
ABOUT
OUR MAJOR COLLABORATION:
WHO DOES WHAT

A partial break out of the approximate $40,000 contributions donated
from the City of Des Moines can be found in the Letter of Support
from Mayor Cownie.  That letter breaks out many of the city's
contributions to us: other contributions not listed come in the
form of additional waived permits, ASCAP license for Music
Royalties, etc.
   
ISE
PROVIDES EXCELLENT OUTREACH

MASS MEDIA OUTREACH:  As funding allows, Radio productions with
KFMG Radio and The Culture Buzz allows us the opportunity to serve
Iowans by providing art directly in their homes -while also
providing great pr about the project and the Shakespeare Festival.
We have produced from 2-7 Radio shows during various Festival
season- negotiations for 2012 will be finalized in May
Additionally, we facilitate or inspire numerous regional or state
magazine articles, editorials, and feature stories each year (see
Press Packet).  Our ability to provide programs in Spanish further
extends our outreach.
 
Additional outreach is provided through our extensive email (a combination of various lists and email services we subscribe to or have
connections with, including Midwest Tix, I’m For Iowa, and our
own list managed through Ratepoint)and The LINKLINE, an Iowa-based
press release service similar to MarketWire, which sends a press
release to all markets with a certain area or description. By
contrast to charge-ticket shows, we tend to get increased press
play due to being free.   
   
ISE ENSURES
MULTIPLE TYPES OF DIVERSITY:
 
OVERVIEW

ENSURING SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIVERSITY: A nearly Decade-long Library partnership plus various partnerships and long associations with
youth and elder service agencies allow us to provide excellent
outreach towards Socio-economic and ethnic and age diversity –
introducing more and more new groups to the Festival each year in
cumulative fashion.  For example, 2012 partnerships with YESS
Youth Programs, Gateway Dance Theatre and smART Camp, with whom we will be implementing our primary 2012 youth and educational
programs, all allow ISE to serve disenfranchised neighborhoods and
very high-risk youth communities within target neighborhoods,
particularly multi-cultural neighborhoods. 
 
For additional examples, we work with various branches of Libraries throughout Metro Des Moines to provide various  Shakespeare Workshops based on the summer’s Mainstage project, with free scholarship
programming to various Libraries located in disenfranchised
neighborhoods.  Regardless of funding, we've never missed a year
yet of Library service programming! Further, every youth or family
member who attends an ISE workshop or program  receives a free VIP
seating-area pass to the Festival's Mainstage show – a pass good
for their entire family.  This ensures we provide wrap-around
“Deeper Learning” for our programs and that we provide
excellent (rather unsurpassed) follow-up. 
   
ISE ENSURES
CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Diversity
Part II

ENSURING CULTURAL DIVERSITY PART TWO: Our multi-cultural outreach strategies receive input and oversight from a Community Advisory Board comprised of experts with explicit professional expertise in
serving specific cultural needs and/or needs of socio-economically
disenfranchised communities. 
 
Board list on this website under “About ISE”.   

Additionally,
we aggressively seek out opportunities to involve top-quality
minority artists directly in our artistic work.  This often
results in a notably diverse cast.
 
For example, under the direction of our Artistic Director, himself Latino, our 2009 show utilized a Latino Choreographer, an African American Musical Director, 2 African-American lead stage artists, and a Latino lead stage artist, and new immigrants from Iraq led our backstage team.
Our 2010 play boasted similar diversity statistics, and our 2011
show featured women taking on men’s roles. 
   
ISE
ENSURES GENERATIONAL DIVERSITY
 
(Diversity
Part III)

ENSURING DIVERSITY OF AGE: Our Shakespeare Festival offers a wide
variety of activities designed to attract and serve audiences
diverse in age, ultimately attracting such diversity to the
Mainstage show which comprises this project.  Among these activities are:
  • Family Night (2012 date tba): In addition to offering Renaissance
    entertainment like juggling and puppets, our 2011 family night
    featured a pre-show children’s concert by The Belin String
    Quartet, which invites youth to come up to the stage to play
    instruments with the Quartet, PLUS an on-stage Children's Circle
    led by an MFA Artist.
  • Senor College class: As funded, we provide Play appreciation
    classes (about this Project’s Mainstage play) or other services
    to all the area’s Senior Colleges (The Ray Society, The Senior
    College, and the Offut Society) plus special seating for these
    groups so that they can attend the festival with the other
    members of their class. 
  • Young Professional’s Night (2012 date tba) A Wine Tasting, a Mini
    “Grey Market” Art Fair, a post-show Cast Party on the Stage,
    a pre-show pizza party on the stage, and a pre-show Season Launch
    party at a popular downtown restaurant are all examples of ISE
    Young Professional activities, which annually are planned,
    designed and implemented by our Young Professional’s Board.
    Photographs of one of our Young Professional Nights at the
    Mainstage were published by the Des Moines Register for MetroMix
    in 2011. 
   
Ensuring
Accessibility

ENSURING ACCESIBILITY: Our festival offers notable physical
accessibility related to this project. We address nearly every
common barrier to theatre attendance, including as follows: 
  • First, our festival is FREE!  The single most impactful barrier, a financial one, is ELIMINATED!
  • Second, our Mainstage seating area provides handicapped seating and full access to our Amphitheatre, including a special elevator for
    wheelchairs. 
  • As a city park, the amphitheater also offers hearing devices for the hearing impaired, provided free of charge and by law. 
  • And, for everyone, the Amphitheatre is centrally located downtown and in a location on a prominent bus/foot traffic route with FREE
    parking - - and in general, is a location particularly apt to attract Seniors, families and young professionals and people of
    socio-economic diversity to our play. 
   
 EXTRA BENEFITS TO THE REGION AS A WHOLE,
via
JOB CREATION
and
TOURISM BOOST

*EMPLOYMENT:
We stated: “Shakespeare's large-cast shows create about 30 new
part-time jobs per play.”  Reviewers should realize the import
of this statement, because by contrast to modern playwrights (who
typically write for 4-6 member casts), Shakespeare wrote
large-scale “production numbers” which greatly expand the
ability to cast and create work.  Thus, Shakespeare Festivals are
generally considered to be employment engines for the creative
economy Each year, the Omaha Festival creates about 100 new
jobs.  To date, each show produced by our Shakesperience Festival
creates about 30 new part time seasonal jobs.  Job-creation is one
of many reasons why communities clamor to have a Shakespeare
Festival among their cultural offerings.

*TOURISM:
We stated: “National data shows Shakespeare Festivals draw
across a 90-mile radius; ISE markets to 194 area principalities,
drawing from 75-plus zip codes statewide. Also, Shakespeare, a
gateway to other performing and visual arts, moves people to wider
cultural offerings.” The source data for this first part of this statement is
broken out specifically above. 
 
Regarding the way in which Festival Shakespeare moves people to wider cultural offerings, first, NEA Festival data described above noted wider involvement in area art as an an outcome produced generally by festivals. 
 
Second, Shakespeare itself magnifies that effect, since Shakespeare (almost uniquely among authors) ties into many different cultural
forms including Paintings, Literature, Sculpture, Poetry, Opera, and Symphony an interest in Shakespearean theatre can thus
easily lead into a further exploration of all sorts of other kinds of art
   





PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, EVALUATION
 
SECTION III

   

The
Application
Questions request:
 
Describe
the organization's
qualifications
to
manage the project of the scale/scope you are proposing


PLEASE
REFER TO OUR
WEBSITE SPASH PAGE
(LANDING PAGE) BANNERS WHERE THE FOLLOWING FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS
AND CERTIFICATIONS ARE LISTED
:
The Iowa Shakespeare Experience is Registered on the Iowa Non-Profit
Registry of Non-Profit Accountability (housed at the Waterman Iowa
Non Profit Resource Center at the University of Iowa) as being
specifically trained in -and committing to- the Iowa
Principles & Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence (a
compendium of Non-profit Best managerial Practices)

We are also members of -or registered with- the following
professional associations, all of which provide Excellence
Standards (and related trainings) to which members must subscribe:
  • Shakespeare Theatre Association of America
  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • International Festival and Events Association  (the IFEA: ifea.com)




   
 


 
Iowa Arts Council's Matthew Harris
Authorizing Email. 3/22/12:
 “You may direct reviewers to your website for additional information as long as you list the website in Part I of the application as an additional material.
 
(Writer's note: 
 
We listed our website as Item 8 of our allowable 10 Work
Samples
). 
 Concise directions would need to be included that
guide the panel to the specific information they should be viewing.
 
(In your main narrative) you should reference that you  have 34 collaborators and
highlight a few who are most relevant to this project. You can reference your website should the reviewers want the complete list.”