Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,890
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
End Date
April 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,890
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,200
Direct expenses
$23,090
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The combination of the performance and the educational packets will provide the audience and, particularly the school show attendees with an awareness and a reinforcement of several of life's truths: That every individual is unique, and that one cannot be judged by outward appearances. It is also hoped that the audience will experience an increased level of empathy for others. The actors will write a biography of their stage character as a means of identifying with their character and thus enhancing their performance. We will conduct an audience talk-back session where they will provide comments and ask questions of the actors and technical support team. Participants will be asked to summarize their experience and increased knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding their theater experience by such questions as: What lessons did you learn? What was the moral of the story? What was your favorite part of the show? Interns will be asked to complete a portfolio documenting their involvement, will complete a survey regarding the mentoring process, as well as a query asking how the process could be improved.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to produce the children's musical The Reluctant Dragon in March of 2019.

Project Manager
First Name
Ernest
Last Name
Rall
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Theater
Street Address
316 Beltrami Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-8942
Email
erall@midco.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Laura Grisamore: photographer and arts advocate; Mary Therese: visual and fiber artist; Becky Colebank: visual artist and author; Corryn Trask: musician; LouAnn Muhm: poet, author, and arts educator; Pam Janssen: painter and woodcarver; Mike Schlemper: sculptor, ceramicist, and arts educator; Gayle Gish: arts advocate; Deb Carlson: visual artist and retired arts educator

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Laura Grisamore: photographer, arts advocate; Mary Therese: visual, fiber artist; Becky Colebank: visual artist, author; Corryn Trask: musician; LouAnn Muhm: poet, author, arts educator; Pam Janssen: painter, woodcarver; Mike Schlemper: sculptor, ceramicist, arts educator; Gayle Gish: arts advocate; Deb Carlson: visual artist, retired arts educator.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No