Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Yellow Medicine
Yellow Medicine
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Disney's High School Musical Jr.

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; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; 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

Joyce Aakre: visual art, writing; Mark Brodin: music, theatre, film; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Kristine Leuze: visual art; Joyce Meyer: visual art, education; Kathy Schaefer: music, visual art; John Voit: music, theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Through participation in this project, participants will spend one week exploring and expanding both their music and theater skills. This will be done through improvisation, team-building activities, and performing a musical. Through teamwork, they will produce "Disney's High School Musical" within one week's time. 2. Throughout the one-week process of participants experiencing the "High School Musical" theater camp, they will produce a musical that anyone in our community will be able to attend. We will have an audience of at least 50 per night. These audience members will be exposed to high-quality musical theater through this process. 3. Through the one-week theater camp, we will inspire younger performers to be involved in the high school theater program and increase the number of students involved. We will create this lifelong learning opportunity for them and continue to maintain, support, and build our own organization while promoting and inspiring our local school's theater program. 4. "High School Musical" features enjoyable music for everyone. It is a show that is age-appropriate. We will know we achieved our goals if the participants feel the camp was worthwhile and they feel a sense of accomplishment. We will survey the participants when the camp has concluded.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The students liked the shortness of the rehearsal process and the food. Most of them had a great experience and expressed interest in doing another theater camp. Due to the basketball aspect of the show, we appealed to new participants that might not have otherwise participated in the show.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Carrie Speh, Heidi Bakkelund, Kathy Anderson, Kelly Nokleby, Emilee Speh
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
Street Address
PO Box 130
Granite Falls
Zip Code
(320) 226-0388
Administered By
Administered by

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540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

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114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
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