Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,966
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wise Fool Shakespeare
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Carlton
Cook
Lake
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
$2,966
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,034
Direct expenses
$7,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Wise Fool Shakespeare will endeavor to present an original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. We believe this production will have a positive impact on our organization in several ways. We hope to see a large audience turn out for this production, but also we hope that these guests turn into long term theater patrons. We also work to provide our actors with new and different opportunities - A Christmas Carol is unlike anything Wise Fool Shakespeare has done before.Wise Fool Shakespeare has several methods to determine the success of this production. We are able to gauge success by hard data including ticket sales, reviews and other press, emails, letters, and verbal comments. Our ticketing software also allows us to insert survey questions into the ticket buying process. Event attendees can be polled via Facebook Events, or with traditional pen and paper surveys at the event itself. Wise Fool Shakespeare has also decided to start asking our artists to take participation surveys so we can keep working towards providing worthwhile arts experiences for them.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cheryl Skafte, Paul Cannan, Alison Klawiter, Susan Boorsma, Rebecca Farmer, Tony Barrett
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Wise Fool Shakespeare will utilize more volunteers to decrease the dollar amounts necessary of some of the artists’ stipends. We will also seek out less expensive means of advertising and offer trades for advertisements wherever possible. This will account for the $1910 difference in the budget.
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
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; 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