ABCD Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wellness in the Woods Inc
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
September 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,500
Direct expenses
$13,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

80% of surveyed audience members will report increased awareness of the impacts of suicide in the area as measured by pre and post-show surveys. 80% of surveyed audience members will report increased knowledge of how to prevent suicide and available community resources as measured by pre and post-show surveys. 75% of surveyed audience members will report lower stigma and corrected beliefs about mental illness and suicide as measured by pre and post-show surveys. Collaborators involved in the creation of Life Acts will report a positive experience as measured by 1 hour focus groups. Ultimately our vision is that this project lowers suicide deaths in the region. However, this goal is beyond our measurable capacity. Yet this vision will be reflected in each project decision. Participant and audience member surveys collected at performances. Focus groups conducted midway and after project completion.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

ABCD Project Grant

Project Details

Life Acts

Project Manager
First Name
Jode
Last Name
Freyholtz-London
Organization Name
Wellness in the Woods Inc
Street Address
25362 230th St
City
Verndale
State
MN
Zip Code
56481
Phone
(218) 296-2067
Email
mnwellnessinthewoods@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Michael Sander: community theater activist, retired educator; Millie Engisch: visual artist, graphic designer, arts administrator; Sue Johnson: retired music educator, vocalist, community leader; Cathy Hartle: retired nonprofit professional, community development specialist; Dawn Espe: Community development professional, arts consumer and advocate; Allan Lynk: community theater enthusiast, arts consumer and advocate; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 25 years' experience in arts administration.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Michael Sander: community theater activist, retired educator; Millie Engisch: visual artist, graphic designer, arts administrator; Sue Johnson: retired music educator, vocalist, community leader; Cathy Hartle: retired nonprofit professional, community development specialist; Dawn Espe: Community development professional, arts consumer and advocate; Allan Lynk: community theater enthusiast, arts consumer and advocate; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 25 years' experience in arts administration.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No