Arts Access Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
As a result of this production, approximately 1200 local and tourist audience members will cultivate an increasing awareness about racial relationships in a modern American past and will develop a better understanding of how racial relationships effect northern Minnesota communities today. The audience will experience a shared humanity rather than a focus on shallow differences, fostering empathy and insight when engaging with local, diverse communities. We will employ an audience-satisfaction survey during the run of the production and immediately following the close of the production. Questions will include: What was a message from the play that resonated with you? Do you think you will change how you engage with people of different backgrounds as a result of seeing this play? Are the themes in the play still relevant today? Would you recommend this play to others' If Yes, why? The Paul Bunyan Playhouse would also like to have at least one talk-back immediately after performance(s) with the Artistic Director, cast, production team, and audience members to discuss the play's challenging themes, artistic approaches and choices, and directorial/design concepts. This collaborative conversation can encompass themes of our proposed outcomes.
Other,local or private
Arts Access Grant
Funds will assist the Paul Bunyan Playhouse to produce Driving Miss Daisy during its 2019 summer season and will help the Playhouse to offer more diverse roles to actors and more diverse themes for audiences in the northern Minnesota region.
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
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.