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Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 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
November 2015
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Otter Tail
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Polk
Red Lake
Hubbard
Itasca
Winona
Mahnomen
Beltrami
Cass
Otter Tail
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Polk
Red Lake
Hubbard
Itasca
Winona
Mahnomen
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,683
Direct expenses
$19,683
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We would like the audiences of Hello, Dolly to enjoy the theater experience and want to repeat it, whether they are first time theater goers or loyal fans. We hope the experience may pique the interest of some to want to participate on some level. We hope 75% of the cast of Hello, Dolly will report an increase in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and awareness of theater as a performing art and that 60% will participate in a future theatrical production. We hope all 22 free tickets will be used. Cast and crew will be tracked according to age demographics, abilities, past participation etc. They will be given a survey and asked to answer these questions: How has this experience changed you? What new skills have you learned? Has your awareness of the theater process changed? If so, how? Will you consider being involved in another theater production? Why or why not? Attendance numbers will be compared with past shows, and a count will be kept of how many free tickets were used.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Cast and crew were tracked according to age and past participation. Of 32 cast members, 13 were under age 18,19 were over. 22 participated before,10 were new. Of the 13 who participated in technical areas, 2 were under 18, 11 were over with 2 being totally new. 95% responding reported an increase in new knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness of theater. 97% would participate again. Hello Dolly tickets-1066, Fiddler on the Roof-1762, The King and I-1008. 18 free tickets were used.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Melissa Quinn, Kristine Cannon, Patty Lester, Steven Mayer, Julie Kaiser, Mary Knox-Johnson, Amanda Mix, Jesse Westrum, Derrick Houle, Vicki Stenerson, Rita Albrecht, Michael Meehlhause, Roger Helquist, Ron Johnson, Reed Olson, Nancy Erickson, Dave Larson
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Theater performance of the musical Hello, Dolly!
Project Manager
First Name
Ernest
Last Name
Rall
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Theater
Street Address
4840 Knollwood Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-8942
Email
erall@midco.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, actor; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Lowell Wolff: Photographer; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, actor; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Lowell Wolff: Photographer; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No