Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,796
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2012
End Date
November 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Clearwater
Cass
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,796
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,899
Direct expenses
$20,695
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Bemidji Community Theater intends to provide opportunities for new people to pursue their interests in acting and stagecraft support activities and gain new skills in these areas. Bemidji Community Theater also intends to expand their audiences especially in the student and senior citizen populations by offering a production with multiple parts for young actors and by offering two Sunday Matinees with special invitations to senior citizen groups.Attendance numbers from ôOliverö will be compared with attendance numbers from previous shows. Surveys will be given out at the production asking audience members to identify their age group, whether it was their first time to attend a theatrical production, whether they would attend another by Bemidji Community Theater and if they have suggestions of plays or musicals they would like to see produced. Bemidji Community Theater will compile a list detailing of those participants new to Bemidji Community Theater how many were youth and how many were adults, as well as whether they were involved in acting, stagecraft activities, or both. Anecdotal information will also be gathered from participants on how their knowledge, skill, attitude or behaviors have changed or improved as a result of their experience in a Bemidji Community Theater production.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Almost all the grant monies were used to cover the coast of professionals. Without these professionals, who typically require payment for their work, we would be unable to provide a quality musical show. We were able to cast 37 actors ranging in age from

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Patti Lester, Julie Kaiser, Mark Fulton, Mary Knox-Johnson, Sue Wright
Project Overview
Production of ôOliverö by the Bemidji Community Theater
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to produce the musical ôOliverö in November 2012 at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Knox-Johnson
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Theater
Street Address
4840 Knollwood Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-8942
Email
moxnk@paulbunyan.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Springboard Artist Career Counselor; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Malotte Backer: Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Leah Prussia: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Bernice Mitchell: Theatrical Artist, Dancer, Craft Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deane Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Arts Advocate; Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Artist Career Counselor; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Malotte Backer: Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Lois Schaedler: Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Craft Artist; Leah Prussia: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No