Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,390
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northern Light Opera Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
August 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Wadena
Otter Tail
Clay
Stevens
Hennepin
Anoka
Dakota
Washington
Goodhue
Olmsted
Mower
Blue Earth
Freeborn
Isanti
Carver
Kandiyohi
Sherburne
Stearns
Crow Wing
Polk
Clearwater
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,390
Other Funds Leveraged
$48,700
Direct expenses
$50,090
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lou Schultz, Patricia Light, Janet Ahern, Robert Light, Carol Wall, Janet McMillen, Patricia A Dove, John Rasmussen, Paul Dove, Steve Steinborn, Gail Haller, Gary Stennes, Marvel Haynes, Martha Vetter
Project Overview
Northern Light Opera Company ôCarouselö production
Project Details
Funds will assist Northern Light Opera Company to mount six performances of “Carousel,” the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium.
Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Dove
Organization Name
Northern Light Opera Company
Street Address
11700 Island Lake Dr
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470-4638
Phone
(218) 732-7096
Email
pd5@evansville.edu
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