Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 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
October 2016
End Date
November 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Mahnomen
Polk
Red Lake
Stearns
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,595
Direct expenses
$21,595
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this production, cast members will learn stagecraft techniques, enhance their musical skills, and acquire dance and movement proficiency. Along with crew and costumers, they will also learn of the history of the period and some major issues surrounding the era of women’s suffrage. As a result of this production, audiences will be entertained as well as educated about the Edwardian era in English history and the political issues of the time. Attendance numbers will be compared with past shows and a count kept of free tickets used. Cast and crew will be tracked according to their age, abilities, and past participation. They will be asked to creatively express themselves regarding the impact of the experience and the skills acquired, e.g. a story board, poster, poem, or film, using character “families” to assist in character development and cohesiveness. Documentation during the talk back will assess the effect on audience members.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendance for Mary Poppins brought in 1,959 attendees, well above the average for a 7 performance show. Cast Tracked: 16 over the age of 18 with experience, 3 over the age of 18 with no experience, 14 under the age of 18 with experience, 8 under the age of 18 with no experience. Crew Tracked: All 29 over the age of 18 with much experience. Cast and crew presented their evaluations in groups through story, song, and visual components. A file and video show the presentation of their evaluations.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernie Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Kristine Cannon, Melissa Quinn, Mary Knox-Johnson, Julie Kaiser, Steven Mayer, Sue Wright, Jesse Westrum, Patty Lester, Derrick Houle, Amanda Mix
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Mary Poppins
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
Joe Allen: photographer, college professor; Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Natalie Grosfield: Theater Artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Joe Allen: photographer, college professor; Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Jill Johnson: author; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Harold White, Jr: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative council member; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No