Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northern Lights Music Festival, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
September 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Itasca
Lake
St. Louis
Itasca
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350
Other Funds Leveraged
$99,965
Direct expenses
$103,315
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Northern Lights Music Festival, using local builders and locally sourced building materials, will create a new production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, to be performed in three Minnesota cities in July. The measurable goals will be to create a well-functioning and beautiful set that can be used in three differently sized auditoria across the Iron Range. The community will be involved by a. building the set, b. in paid crew working on the set as the performances occur, 3. In the public's attendance at the performances; 4. In paid local chorus and paid local orchestral musicians. Ticket sales will be monitored electronically and physically: website ticket sales, and tickets counted at the door. Surveys after the opera will provide audience reactions to the production. Artistic Staff will assess the quality of the physical production and the performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Construction of a new production of Madama Butterfly, using local builders on the Range. 2. Use of local technical crew to move the set to three locations. 3. Public attendance at three opera performances. 4. Use of paid, local chorus.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barbara Baldrica, Matthew Uhan, Rhonda Zuponcic, H. Martin Zuponcic, Catherine Hoel Hiti, Mary Mulari, Alan Hodnik, Eric Erie, Jan Carey,Victoria Gornick, Gerry Kangas, David Setnicker, Patricia Middleton Miller, Pam Bennett, Nancy Johnson, Erica Blee, Veda Zuponcic
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Production Support for Madama Butterfly.
Project Manager
First Name
Veda
Last Name
Zuponcic
Organization Name
Northern Lights Music Festival, Inc.
Street Address
11 S 4th St W
City
Aurora
State
MN
Zip Code
55705
Phone
(609) 922-2965
Email
Zuponcic@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director for North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music, University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of the Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952