Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,040
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Aaron B. Tank
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
September 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

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,040
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,970
Direct expenses
$3,010
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Performers will be encouraged to have creative input during the production phase and expand their artistic horizons. Audience members will be impacted by the content of the production as well as the performance in their personal connection to the arts, and their understanding of the concept of artistic inspiration as it is presented in the content of the play.The survey to performers will ask whether the experience gave the performers a chance to engage in a creative way, whether the performance has helped them grow artistically, whether the project and the script got the performers thinking about artistic creation in a new way and how it did that. Audience members will be given three questions at the end of each show to which they can respond ‘yes’ or ‘no’ including: Did this performance inspire you to feel more connected with the arts? Did the dialogue make you think about language and the arts on a deeper level? and Did the story make you think about the concept of artistic inspiration in a new way?

Measurable Outcome(s)

Three survey questions were listed in the program and boxes were provided at the back of the room where respondents left their feedback according to yes/no/maybe responses. Results indicated that the majority of the 62 respondents were more connected to the arts due to attending the show, and thought about the arts and artistic inspiration on a deeper level and in a new way as a result of this performance. Performer surveys were also distributed and responses indicated the greatest impact was that the performing artists were newly inspired to pursue creating more original projects.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Aaron Tank to direct and produce three performances of an original musical.
Project Manager
First Name
Aaron
Last Name
Tank
Organization Name
Aaron B. Tank
State
MN
Phone
(218) 760-1599
Email
newleaf586@yahoo.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