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
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Mower
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
St. Louis
Scott
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$44,290
Direct expenses
$50,290
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As the result of Northern Light Opera Company's presentation of SOUTH PACIFIC: over 2,100 people will enrich their lives by attending the production; 40-50 actor singers will experience artistic growth in singing, acting, and/or dancing through participation; 40 people will enrich their lives by making volunteer contributions toward creating sets, sewing costumes, making props, painting scenery, promotions, ticket sales, ushers and other ways volunteers are needed to make arts events happen. An audience survey indicating satisfaction with arts experience will be conducted. Comments will be collected. At the strike party" after the production, participants will express great satisfaction with being in the production. Volunteers will anecdotally report great pride in contributing to a successful arts experience. The Northern Light Opera Company Board will formally evaluate the success of the project at its first meeting following the production."

Measurable Outcome(s)

The surveys that were turned in after performance or mailed in later reflected the same enthusiastic appreciation that audience demonstrated after the performance and in the comments collected. At the strike and party after the final performance, cast and volunteers were volubly proud of what they had accomplished. A significant statistical outcome not expected - addresses used for purchasing tickets by check or credit card show that over 30% of audience traveled over 50 miles to attend.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gail Ahart, Patricia Dove, Paul Dove, Brian Ahart, Kurt Hansen, Lorri Jager, Jan Kehr, Robert Light, John McKinney, Marie Nordberg, John Rasmussen, Gary Stennes, Joan Tweedale
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Northern Light Opera Company presents SOUTH PACIFIC July 28 - August 5, 2017
Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Dove
Organization Name
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
Street Address
PO Box 102
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470-4638
Phone
(218) 732-7096
Email
info@northernlightopera.org
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