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Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Calumet Players, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
March 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1) The goal of the Calumet Players is to present a 50-minute performance for adjudication at MACTFest 2019 and potentially move onto the regional festival, AACTFest. We believe that with adequate rehearsal time, access to dialect training, the successful organization for the festival, and the commitment of the cast and crew, we will accomplish the goal we set for our organization. 2) The Calumet Players will be hosting a performance preview of "The Glamour House" for the community. It is our goal to challenge our audience's beliefs and receive valuable feedback by holding a Q and A session after the performance. We hope to take this feedback and apply it to make it a more competitive piece at MACTFest. 3) Another goal is to challenge our performers artistically and help them grow as an artist. We hope that the actors are more comfortable performing a drama as a result of this experience. The goal is to have the artists learn, not only from their performance and adjudications, but from other performances and adjudications. 1) The evidence of our accomplishment will be whether the Calumet Players can successfully perform in accordance with the strict parameters of the MACTFest rules and regulations. The goal will be met if participants receive recognition for their performance or dialects. 2) The Calumet Players will distribute surveys to the audience at the performance preview. We will achieve our goal assessing the audience's impressions through these surveys which allows us to consider this feedback in our MACTFest performance. 3) The Calumet Players will distribute surveys to the performers at the conclusion of the festival. These surveys will measure how the artists have grown, including: increased familiarity with performing a drama, competing at a festival, learning new dialects, and reflecting on adjudications.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

MACTFest 2019 "The Glamour House".

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Calumet Players, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 194
Zip Code
(507) 825-4120
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver’s Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Mark Bosveld: theater, dance; Cheri Buzzeo: theater; Mary Gillespie: art administration; Maureen Keimig: theater; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art, theater, music; Eric Parrish: music, theater; Lisa Hill: music; Erica Volkir: performing arts.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471