Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,984
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Hubbard
Red Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,984
Other Funds Leveraged
$996
Direct expenses
$4,980
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We are confident that this endeavor will pique the interest of young people ages 8-12 to participate as performers allowing participants to increase their knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness of theater as a performing art and encourage them to continue participation well into the future. It is our hope that approximately 15-20 children will decide to take part.Participants will take part in a talk back circle that will allow them to verbally express their opinions regarding the event. A recorder will take down anecdotal evidence. Prior to the talk back circle participants will be asked to provide short answers to a survey delineating how the experience affected them. After compiling the surveys and looking at the results of the talk back circle, it is our hope that 60% of those responding will report an increase in new knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness of theater and that 40% will participate in future theatrical productions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

26 children ages 8-12 took part in the camp. Three school-ages young adults served as interns. !00% of participant responded to our survey with increase in knowledge and also expressed interest in taking part in another theater camp or play. Participants did take part in three talk back circles and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. Parents were also polled and said the camp helped their child with theater activities such acting, singing and dancing and that their children had positive experiences and would participate in another camp if it were offered. The 75 audience members for the performance were enthusiastic and many expressed a desire to take part in future theater camps.

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, Derrick Hough
Project Overview
Bemidji Community Theater Jr. Theater Camp
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to implement a two-week children’s theater camp called Bemidji Community Theater Jr.
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; Mark Anthony Rolo: literary artist, theatrical artist, visual artist, craft artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Malotte Backer: visual artist, ceramic artist, arts advocate; Delana Smith: visual artist, dancer, craft artist, regalia artist; Nancy Brown-Colligan: theatrical artist, choreographer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No