Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji High School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
October 2011
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
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 ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,500
Direct expenses
$6,700
Administration costs
$250
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goals of this project are to encourage students to study the works of Mark Twain through reading and self-driven research on topics presented in the performance. To provide 1200 students and 300 community members exposure to Samuel Clemens in his own words as he would have spoken them to our grandparents more than 100 years ago. To provide an awareness of life in the 1800s through a positive theater experience and to show the relevance of the content today. Finally, to promote understanding of the powerful role Twain played in influencing people through his humor and serious dialogue.We will conduct an exit survey for students and faculty, expecting a majority will describe a positive experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We met our goals. We provided a live actor performance to the students and community as well as four classroom small group sessions where we encouraged 120 students to study the works of Mark Twain. Each of the four teachers involved in the group sessions

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ann Long Voelkner, Carol L. Johnson, Gene Dillon, John Pugleasa, Bill Faver, Melissa Bahr
Project Overview
Presentation of ôMark Twain Himselfö to Bemidji High School Students and the public
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji High School to present ôMark Twain Himself,ö to the students as an educational opportunity and to the community as a public performance.
Project Manager
First Name
Brian
Last Name
Carlson
Organization Name
Bemidji High School
Street Address
2900 Division St W
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-1600
Email
brian50@paulbunyan.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Springboard Artist Career Counselor; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Lois Schaedler: Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Craft Artist; Mary Guardipee: Sign Designer, Visual Artist, Craft Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deane Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Arts Advocate; Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Artist Career Counselor; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Malotte Backer: Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Lois Schaedler: Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Craft Artist; Leah Prussia: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No