Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2014
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Becker
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Mahnomen
Polk
Wadena
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
$29,810
Direct expenses
$35,810
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences will show an understanding of utilizing a Play within a Play device to illustrate the juxtaposition of what occurs onstage and off. Perception will widen and an understanding of theatrical arts in general will increase.Talk back surveys will indicate 70% positive response to the production and the theatrical experience. Facebook surveys, online surveys via Survey Monkey, and written surveys will be incorporated into the evaluation methods.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences demonstrated an understanding for the Shakespearian device of a play within a play, utilized in the show “Noises Off,” through their overwhelmingly positive reaction to it. This show, while providing entertainment, also gave theatergoers a great example of the antics that can exist off stage during the production of a show as well as the show production process. Through surveys conducted 94.63 of the audience members surveyed enjoyed the performance and 96.78% thought the show was of high professional quality.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lynn Johnson, Mary Knox-Johnson, Shannon Fish, Tom Lucas, Stephen Berard, Cynthia Floyd, Cris Keenan, Tracy Klefsas, George McConnell
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Paul Bunyan Playhouse to produce the play Noises Off.
Project Manager
First Name
Zach
Last Name
Curtis
Organization Name
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Street Address
314 Beltrami Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 751-7270
Email
info@paulbunyanplayhouse.com
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
No