Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wise Fool Shakespeare
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
November 2018
End Date
May 2019
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

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,125
Other Funds Leveraged
$20,875
Direct expenses
$24,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal for Wise Fool's production of "Wiley and the Hairy Man" is to present an excellent piece of theater for children. We hope to reach a younger audience than we usually do, as well. Most children's productions Wise Fool presents are geared towards ages 8-14. "Wiley and the Hairy Man" is entertaining for that age group, as well, but is geared specifically towards children as young as 6.Wise Fool hopes to reach at least 1000 children. Box office sales will be able to tell us if we succeed. Audience comments, newspaper reviews, and word of mouth will also be measures of success that we'll look at. We will solicit audience feedback through an online survey, which will include demographic questions (so we can better gauge the makeup of our audience), Likert-type scales and open-ended questions that will give us insight into patron engagement. We will ask patrons to rate the performance using a number of metrics and ask them about their previous theater experiences (e.g., have they attended any of our shows in the past? Do they attend family productions put on by other local theater companies?). Informal assessment for children will include asking children to draw a picture of their favorite part of the production and to rate their enjoyment of the show by coloring in a star rating.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

"Wiley and the Hairy Man" presented by Wise Fool Shakespeare. This is a children's play that we will perform March 1-10, 2019 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

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; 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 Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; 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; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No