Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northern Lights Music Festival, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2018
End Date
September 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
$109,114
Direct expenses
$112,700
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Northern Lights Opera is the centerpiece of the NLMF; it will return to Italian Opera in 2018, presenting Rossini's "Barber of Seville" in 3 locations. We seek funding to support new construction of the set, for costumes, and props. Sets must be constructed to travel to three locations: Aurora, Chisholm and Ely, each venue with a different size stage. Ours is a visual society, and in a community which sees little live opera or theatre, we believe that the production values need to be high to provide a high quality arts experience for the public. Sets will be designed by Bart Healy, and built by Aurora carpenters, Alvin Rintala and Arthur Cherro. Costumes will be rented. Building a new production requires good design, appropriate for the Stage Director's vision, and it needs to be built in a timely way, on schedule and on budget. Our design and building team has worked together for many years, and it is rare when there are cost overruns for this aspect of the festival. We try to maximize the production values, and still find a way to come in on budget. If the set and the costumes are beautiful, if the audience responds well to the production; if the set looks good in three different halls, and can be managed well by the crew in these various venues; and if it comes in on budget, we will feel we have been successful.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Support for a new production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville".

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

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; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; 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; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No