Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2014
End Date
April 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,440
Direct expenses
$19,440
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio will pique the interest of both youth and adults to participate as performers and technicians allowing participants to increase their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and awareness of theater as a performing art and encourage them to continue participation well into the future.Participants will be asked to provide short answers to a survey delineating how the experience changed them, how their skills have increased, how their attitude toward and awareness of the theatrical process has or hasn’t changed, and whether they will consider being involved in another production. The goal is for 75% of participants to have increased their knowledge, skills, attitude, and awareness of theater and that 60% will indicate an interest in participating in future productions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the use of surveys it was determined that 90% of participants said they increased their knowledge, skills, attitude, and awareness of theater and the skills needed to participate. 100% of participants surveyed indicated an interest in participating in future productions. Through the use of surveys, a talk back event, and compilation of audience attendance numbers, it is determined that the community appreciates live theater and wants more, especially theater geared toward young people.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Kristine Cannon, Mark Fulton, Mary Knox-Johnson, Sue Wright, Julie Kaiser, Derrick Hough, Jesse Westrum, Patty Lester
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to produce the children’s musical Disney’s My Son Pinocchio.
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
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Genny Lowry: Arts Appreciator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Region 2 Arts Council, Terri Widman (218) 751-5447