Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,041
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collective
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
May 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
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

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,041
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,100
Direct expenses
$6,141
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

In the schools we will teach theater skills by conducting a mini teaching session before the show in basic theater vocabulary and skills. We will offer a high quality theater experience, including a Native American student playing the lead role to encourage other perhaps marginalized students to explore theater. At Nielsen Place, an assisted living center in Bemidji, we will offer ôPetite Rougeö to elders, raising the quality of the experience by having our cast members matched with residents. Actors will give the elders a flower and postcards to send to the actor once a month from October 2011 through October 2012. Elders will also receive a book entitled ôWhat the Arts Have Done to Enrich My Lifeö to fill-in and share with the actors paired with them.In school performances teachers will complete online surveys after the show with targeted questions about the studentsÆ theater experience, giving feedback on where improvements can be made. At least 85% of the surveys will rate this as a positive theater experience for the students. At Nielson Place at least 90% of participating residents will send postcards to the actors and 100% will complete their books on how the arts have enriched their lives. Nielson Place staff will also fill out a survey and at least 95% will report satisfaction with this activity for their residents.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our youth actors really enjoyed teaching students some basic theater skills via improv games and felt this was beneficial in adding to the learning component rather than just presenting the musical for entertainment purposes. The students felt it “raised

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cate Belleveau, Patty Lester, Lavina Erickson, Deborah Davis, Amanda Anderson, Diana Kukliski
Project Overview
ôPetite Rougueö performances in area schools and at Neilson Place
Project Details
Funds will assist the Mask and Rose Theater in presenting ôPetite Rouge - a Cajun Red Riding Hoodö to schools that normally do not have access to live theater and to the Neilson Place, an assisted care facility.
Project Manager
First Name
Cate
Last Name
Belleveau
Organization Name
Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collective
Street Address
24011 Hwy 89 NW
City
Puposky
State
MN
Zip Code
56667
Phone
(218) 243-2685
Email
kayakc2@me.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board 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;
Advisory Group 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;
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No