Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wise Fool Shakespeare
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2017
End Date
January 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586
Other Funds Leveraged
$21,614
Direct expenses
$25,200
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal for Merchant of Venice is to produce a Shakespearean play that is accessible and relatable to a diverse audience. We seek to dispel misconceptions of Shakespearean plays as archaic, incomprehensible, and elitist. Additionally, we hope to expand and diversify our audience, engaging people who might not otherwise attend a Shakespearean production. Finally, we hope this production opens a dialogue: The Merchant of Venice provides a lens by which to examine sadly current and relevant themes of prejudice and hatred. We intend to conduct both formal and informal evaluation during and after our performances. Formal evaluation will include post-show online audience surveys conducted via SurveyMonkey. These surveys will include a mix of demographic questions as well as open-ended feedback and Likert-type scales to gauge audience engagement, attitudes, theater-going habits, and previous exposure to Shakespeare.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Wise Fool Shakespeare presents The Merchant of Venice at Lincoln Park Middle School.

Project Manager
First Name
Chani
Last Name
Ninneman
Organization Name
Wise Fool Shakespeare
Street Address
1631 4th St E Ste 6
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55812
Phone
(218) 310-7515
Email
wisefoolshakespeare@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No