Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lyric Opera of the North
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
January 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Carlton
Pine
Kanabec
Chisago
Cass
Itasca
Koochiching
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$39,513
Direct expenses
$44,313
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

With this production of Carmen, Lyric Opera of the North will begin its Tenth Anniversary Season. With that in mind, our goals for this production are to Celebrate, Stretch, and Grow. Carmen is a huge production, filled with gorgeous music and a gripping story. It is exuberant, tragic, and seductive -- a great representation of opera! Collaborating with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will give us an opportunity to learn from an established organization, take new risks, and form new relationships. Studies show that symphony patrons are not necessarily opera patrons. We look forward to making new friends for the opera with one of the most recognizable and accessible operas in the repertoire.This is the first collaboration of this type for Lyric Opera of the North. We will be working closely with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra to assess the project from its very beginning to the end. We will meet regularly with the executive director and music director from the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, for continuous evaluation. After the project is completed, Lyric Opera of the North will gather its Board of Directors and the General Artistic Directors to discuss the project. This evaluation, along with patron and artist feedback help us measure our outcomes. Of course ticket sales and ad sales are numbers that are evaluated, as well.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Expanded mailing list by 550 names.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Martha Firling, Charlotte Taylor, Richard Lichty, Jean Jacobson, James Sheetz, Chery Takkunen, Floyd Cochran, Diane Dinndorf Friebe, Georgia Jacobson
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Lyric Opera of the North will present Bizet's Carmen with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in a first-ever collaboration between the two organizations. The production is a part of Lyric Opera of the North's 10 Year Anniversary Season and will take place at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Lyric Opera of the North soloists and chorus will be joined by 53 members of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and their chorus for this staged performance, including costumes, wigs, sets and lighting.
Project Manager
First Name
Sarah
Last Name
Lawrence
Organization Name
Lyric Opera of the North
Street Address
PO Box 462
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55801
Phone
(218) 464-0922
Email
sarah@loonopera.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; 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 North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; 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.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; 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 North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; 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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No