Panel Report Community Theatre (B)


TO: Florida Council on Arts and Culture
FROM: Sarah Stage, Panel Chair
DATE: October 8, 2015

Community Theatre (B) Panel, Meeting Report and Recommendations

The Community Theatre (B) grant panel meeting was held via teleconference on October 8, 2015. Two (2) eligible applications were reviewed and zero (0) applications were recommended for funding.

A complete list of all reviewed applications, with the request amounts and final scores, is provided in the following sections.

Panel comment was as follows:

There were no panel comments.

Public comment was as follows:

There were no public comments.

Panel Biographies

Kevin Carr

Leon County

  • Grants Program Manager, Council on Culture and Arts; Adjunct Professor, Tallahassee Community College; Founder and Director, Canopy roads Theater Company, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Specialized in Renaissance drama and culture and has presented papers for the Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the Southeast Renaissance
    Conference, and the Group for Early Modern Culture Studies, and his essay was published in Renaissance Papers (2008)
  • Ph.D., English, Florida State University; M.A., English, University of Massachusetts Boston; B.A., Drama, Ithaca College

Hyla Crane

Collier County

  • Executive Director, Art League of Marco Island
  • Previously Director of Education, Stepping Stones Museum for Children; Director of Education, The Westport Country Playhouse; Education Coordinator, Long Wharf Theatre; Executive Director, The Elm Shakespeare Company
  • J.D., Law, Washington and Lee University of School of Law; B.A., Philosophy, Trinity College-Hartford

Ashley Hickman

Orange County

  • Director of Development, Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando, Florida
  • Over six years’ experience in Development and Arts Administration, having worked with several organizations and academic programs in the community to help ensure financial support through philanthropy
  • Vice President of Membership for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central Florida Chapter.
  • B.A. in English and Art History, Florida State University; M.A. in Arts Administration, Florida State University

David Jobin

Broward County

  • President & CEO, Our Fund Foundation – LGBTQ community foundation serving South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Executive Director, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2013-2015)
  • Executive Director, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, (2009 – 2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Grove City College

Claire Trehan

Palm Beach County

  • Grant Writer, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, Florida
  • B.A., Arts in Editing, Writing, and Media, Florida State University

Panel Recommendations

Date & Time October 8, 2015 9:00 AM - to conclusion
Application Types

SCP - Discipline-Based (Community Theatre)

This list contains the panel recommendations to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This is not a final funding recommendation. Panel review is step 2 in a 4 step review process.

# App Num Applicant
Project Title
Application Type Request Recommendation Avg Score
1 Stars of the Performing Arts, Inc.
Stars of the Performing Arts 2016 Season
Miami-Dade County
SCP: Discipline-Based
Community Theatre
$10,000 $0 75.000
2 Florida Opera Prima, Inc.
Cecilia Valdes
Miami-Dade County
SCP: Discipline-Based
Community Theatre
$15,000 $0 73.800