Artist Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Paul L. Hager
Recipient Type
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A staged reading will be an unusual offering that will attract a varied audience. A post-show discussion between actors, audience, and writer will guide development of characters and story.I will distribute survey cards to audience to track age, gender, and how many similar events they've attended. An audio recording of the post-show discussion will be made to ensure all comments are heard and considered.

Measurable Outcome(s)

My goal was to write a locally-based screenplay that could be produced as a web-based television series using the artistic talent of writers, actors, directors, and composers based in southeastern Minnesota. I've opened the door with "Cannon Shoals."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Assistance
Project Details
Cannon Shoals: A Ten-Episode Screenplay, at Northfield Arts Guild Theatre
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Paul L. Hager
(507) 581-1311
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Larry Gorrell: former dean of Saint Mary's University; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Mary Ruth: Kathy Rush: thespian; Jon Swanson: curator; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Emily Urness: writer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed