Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Grand Marais Playhouse
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
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
$3,375
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,825
Direct expenses
$9,200
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Grand Marais Playhouse would like to gather community members to participate in the art of creating a play. The Playhouse would like to hire a local, recent Theater graduate to direct the play. Local amateur actors would rehearse for five weeks, community members would help create the set, props, and costumes for the play. Volunteers would help with Front of house duties as well for each performance. The project would culminate in the celebration of opening night and subsequent performances for the public. Opening night and subsequent performances for local community and area visitors will be the result of five 10 hour weeks of rehearsal by amateur actors in costumes found and/or created by fellow community actors with props, on a set, under the lights and surrounded by the sound constructed by more community members to help create the environment of the play. Surveys will be sent to all participants following the production that ask three questions: What went well? Where were the gaps? How can we do things differently?

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Andra Lillienthal, Sandi Furlow, Erin Larsen, Hilja Iverson, Jane Gellner, Diane Stoddard
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Eleemosynary. The Grand Marais Playhouse would like to the produce "Eleemosynary" by Lee Blessing in its 2015 Season.
Project Manager
First Name
Sue
Last Name
Hennessy
Organization Name
Grand Marais Playhouse
Street Address
PO Box 996
City
Grand Marais
State
MN
Phone
(218) 387-1284
Email
playhouse@boreal.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; David Beard: Assistant Professor 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; 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, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
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 University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; 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; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952