Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access
Audience members lives will be enriched by attending professional caliber, artistically satisfying music theater; actors and singers will improve their acting skills in character development, stage movement, and enunciation; volunteers will gain skill in creating sets; Park Rapids community will gain vitality attributable to this Northern Light Opera Company production; Northern Light Opera Company will experience an increase in the percentage of youth and families attending their productions.Audience exit survey, observation notes collected at performances tracking the audience reactions to the show and show-related matters, feedback on the Northern Light Opera Company Facebook site, responses from notes, emails, and conversations, participant evaluation survey, Park Rapids Downtown Business Association survey, and a formal evaluation by the Northern Light Opera Company board of directors will indicate the achievement of set outcomes.
Audience surveys, comments, emails and observations indicated a positive response. Comments from participants attested to their personal growth in theater. The professional judgment of the stage director indicated that the cast had achieved a high level of professionalism. The business community survey was not conducted; however, from comments heard throughout the community, the Northern Light Opera Company contribute highly to the vitality of Park Rapids. Although the overall attendance for Northern Light Opera Company’s summer productions was down, a larger number of families with children attended the productions. At the suggestion of Northern Light Opera Company, the social agency Mhube Ottwa Community Action Partnership applied for an art access grant for tickets to the Northern Light Opera Company summer productions and this was a grand success in bringing in families.
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