Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,160
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collective
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2012
End Date
August 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Hubbard
Clearwater
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
$3,160
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,800
Direct expenses
$18,960
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

ôThe Legend of Paul Bunyan - the Musicalö will feature work of mature artists such as Gregg Wilimek, Mary Therese Peterson, Karen Bradley, Wayne Hoff, Cate Belleveau and others in conjunction with artistic works by young people exposed to high benchmarks for theatrical quality. This work will celebrate BemidjiÆs distinct historical heritage as a logging community by remembering and recreating the skills of the old-time lumberjack. Mask and Rose WomenÆs Theater Collective will encourage attendance of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds to attend this theatrical celebration of the community and folk icon Paul Bunyan and the ice cream social to follow the performance.In an exit survey of the participants in the production 90% will agree they had a positive experience using a Likert scale of 1-5 with 5 being the top score for a positive experience. Those completing the survey will also express positive attitudes about the mixture of theater skills learned in the process of the show and general enjoyment in being part of the production. Community members who volunteered to financially support another family to attend the performance will be asked to complete an online survey describing whether this was a positive community building experience, whether they sat with the family they supported or joined them at the ice cream social. Our goal is to have 25 families or individuals underwrite the cost of 25 other families or individuals to attend the show. Artists involved will also write an anecdotal summary of their experience working on the production and how the experience could have been improved.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Mask and Rose Theater produced the youth musical “The Legend of Paul Bunyan” in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the folk icon’s placement on Bemidji’s lakefront. We made the play accessible by auditioning for parts at the Boys and Girls Club an

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
The Legend of Paul Bunyan - the Musical
Project Details
Funds will assist Mask and Rose WomenÆs Theater Collective to present ôThe Legend of Paul Bunyan - the Musicalö in August 2012 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Paul and Babe in Bemidji, Minnesota.
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
Kathy Gustafson: Visual Artist, Sculptor, Springboard Artist Career Counselor; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Malotte Backer: Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Leah Prussia: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Bernice Mitchell: Theatrical Artist, Dancer, 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