Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
August 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
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$26,225
Direct expenses
$32,225
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Season
Last Name
Ellison
Organization Name
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Street Address
314 Beltrami Ave
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 751-7270
Email
info@paulbunyanplayhouse.org
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