Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Renegade Theater Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Douglas
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
$860
Direct expenses
$5,660
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This production will offer local audiences the chance to see a classic in a bold, new and exciting way, and it is the type of opportunity local audiences would not have if we did not exist. Also, Renegade Theater Company is committed to offering unprecedented opportunities for local artists to learn and grow in their chosen fields. This production will force cast and crew to engage their imaginations fully and get back to the heart of storytelling - making much out of little. Again, this is the type of opportunity that wouldn't exist if we didn't.Renegade will solicit audience feedback in a variety of means (online and in-person) as well as collect box office reports and analyze them against past seasons and similar productions. We will determine this production to be a success if we receive favorable audience response and see a strong box office result. We will also determine this production a success if we are able to expose our local audience to a classic work of literature in a new, bold and exciting way. We will solicit feedback from our cast and crew. We will determine this production a success if the cast and crew works together to build an entire world out of basic items and if local artists return to work with us again.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Anika Thompson, J Steve Nys, Kendra Carlson, David Boe
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Renegade Theater Company requests Arrowhead Regional Arts Council grant support for their production of a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. Funds will be used to aid in the creation of this production, which will utilize innovative and hyper-creative staging techniques to create the lush, lavish world of Gatsby from the dusty, cluttered trash left in the wake of his death. This production will utilize the talents of an entirely local cast and crew to help bring one of literature's most classic works to life on stage in a vital, electric and completely new way.
Project Manager
First Name
Katy
Last Name
Helbacka
Organization Name
Renegade Theater Company
Street Address
222 Superior St E
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(218) 499-9782
Email
katyhelbacka@gmail.com
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