Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,526
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
May 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Hubbard
Clearwater
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 ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,526
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,394
Direct expenses
$17,920
Administration costs
$1
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The production of ôThe Magical Pied Piperö will provide quality entertainment, create new audiences in student and senior citizen populations, and provide an opportunity for new people, both youth and adults, to pursue their interests in Bemidji Community Theater through acting and stagecraft activities.Attendance for ôthe Magical Pied Piperö will be compared to previous Bemidji Community Theater childrenÆs productions. For school matinees teacher packets will include a student survey to evaluate if this was the studentÆs first theater experience and if they would want to attend another theater performance in the future. For the public performances surveys will evaluate if this was the audience memberÆs first theater experience and if they would want to attend another theater performance in the future. The survey will also ask the respondentÆs age. A talk-back will be scheduled after the first public performance to allow audience members to discuss any issues with the cast, crew and directors. We will also compile a list of the people who are new to Bemidji Community Theater delineating their involvement in acting and stagecraft activities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We were able to cast 39 actors ranging in age from 10 to 50 plus 12 support people for this production. There were 14 new youths and 2 new adults participating. Based on the audience reaction we provided another quality show for the people of Bemidji and

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Patti Lester, Julie Kaiser, Mark Fulton, Mary Knox-Johnson, Sue Wright
Project Overview
Theater presentation of ôThe Magical Pied Piperö in Bemidji
Project Details
Funds will assist the Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse to collaboratively produce a childrenÆs musical, ôThe Magical Pied Piper,ö in April of 2012 at the historic Chief Theater.
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Knox-Johnson
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Theater
Street Address
4840 Knollwood Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-8942
Email
moxnk@paulbunyan.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Deane Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Arts Advocate; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Malotte Backer: Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Germaine Riegert: Literary Artist, Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Harold White Jr.: Poet, Musician.
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