Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,560
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,560
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,580
Direct expenses
$15,140
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

35-40 youth and adults will participate as actors and technicians in Peter Pan. 75% of the performers and technicians will report that they increased their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and awareness of theater, and 60% will report they will participate in a future theatrical production. Attendance numbers from Peter Pan will show a 5% increase (especially among children) compared to previous Bemidji Community Theater children’s shows, especially among children.The number of performers and technicians will be tracked according to age, demographics, relationships, abilities, past participation, etc. Participants will take part in a talk back circle that will allow them to verbally express their opinions regarding the event. Participants will be asked to complete a survey delineating how the experience affected them.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We were able to cast 42 actors ranging in age from 8-60 plus 15 support people in the production. There were 18 new youths and 6 new adults participating in this production. 95% of the cast and crew responded positively to the questions regarding increased knowledge and skills and the intention to participate in a future production. Peter Pan represented a 15% increase in attendance over our previous best-selling show with five of the six public performances sold out.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Patricia Lester, Mark Fulton, Mary Knox-Johnson, Sue Wright, Julie Kaiser, Diane Sauer
Project Overview
Bemidji Community Theater Production of Peter Pan
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to produce the musical Peter Pan in April of 2013.
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, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate; Lois Schaedler: visual artist, filmmaker, photographer, craft artist; Genny Lowry: Native American crafts artist, arts appreciator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No