Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
August 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of “art access” for audience members is a positive change in attitude and desire to attend theater arts events. Arts education aspects experienced by local theater artists will include an increased desire to pursue working in and learning about the theater arts as well as an increase in artistic skills that will be able to be applied to future career goals.A positive change in audience attitude and desire to attend theater events will be measured through feedback solicited via Twitter- directly following the event; a survey accessible on the Paul Bunyan Playhouse web site, Facebook responses, and a paper survey available in audience programs and administered to members of the community who are participating in the summer program.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audience surveys overwhelmingly indicated that they enjoyed their theatrical experience with 40% agreeing that the experience got them to thinking about new ideas and 42% stated that they thought about things differently after seeing the production. A comment was made “I hate musicals, but this was a fun play. I enjoyed it. Can’t wait for next year’s musical.” Surveys of the local theater artists indicated that they gained artistic skills that they can apply to future career goals.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lynn Johnson, Amanda Klinefelter, Natalie Grosfield, Shannon Fish, Chris Keenan, Mary Knox-Johnson, Cynthia Floyd, Steven Beard
Project Overview
2013 Season Underwriting
Project Details
Funds will assist Paul Bunyan Playhouse to produce the 2013 Professional Summer Live Theater.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
Street Address
314 Beltrami Ave NW
Zip Code
(218) 751-7270
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
Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Bill Smith: visual artist, sculptor, craft artist, arts advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed