Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,100
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northern Light Opera Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
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
$3,100
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,250
Direct expenses
$8,350
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The major goal of the production The Apothecary is to produce a professional caliber, artistically satisfying opera that will enrich the lives of the audience, performers, and off-stage participants. We want our actors/singers to hone their skills in voice placement and projection, character development, and stage movement. We also want invited high school drama/music students to experience a live opera production and through discussion with the cast and crew, come to a deeper understanding of what makes an opera come to life.An audience exit survey will measure the success of presenting a professional caliber and artistically satisfying music theater production. Post-it notes distributed with the program will be collected to make a word cloud of audience comments. Observations notes will be collected by volunteers noting audience reactions and any production problems. Participants will be asked to complete a participant’s evaluation survey and participants, volunteers and audience members will be invited to provide feedback on the Northern Light Opera Company Facebook page.

Measurable Outcome(s)

There was an audience survey administered, post-it notes comments and observations collected, and comments and feedback from the Northern Light Opera Company Board and Participants solicited. The actors/singers honed their skills in voice placement and projection. Actors/singers successfully addressed problems with singing recitatives, the story was clearly conveyed by clear, focused singing, staging, and costuming, the audience benefited from the artistic experience this opera provided.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gail Haller, Robert Light, Janet Ahern, John McKinney, Martha Vetter, Janet McMillen, Patricia Dove, John Rasmussen, Paul Dove, David Collins, Gary Stennes, Kurt Hansen, Carol Wall, Jan Kehr
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Northern Light Opera Company to mount a production of the opera The Apothecary by Franz Joseph Haydn at the Park Rapids Armory.
Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Dove
Organization Name
Northern Light Opera Company
Street Address
11700 Island Lake Dr
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470-4638
Phone
(218) 732-7096
Email
pd5@evansville.edu
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
Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Debra Warren: Visual Artist, Musicican; Nancy Brown-Colligan: Theatrical Artist, Choreographer; Anthony Swann: Literary Artist, Poet, Arts Advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No