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
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Mahnomen
Marshall
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
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
$42,220
Direct expenses
$48,220
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program the people of the Bemidji and surrounding communities will further develop an interest in attending theater as well as participate in other performing arts opportunities in the area. The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will utilize online surveys as well as paper surveys for audience members and participants in the community behind the scenes talk back. These surveys will focus on how their experience at the show "Legally Blonde" and participation in the community talk back has influenced

Measurable Outcome(s)

The PBPH conducted both online and paper surveys regarding the audience experience with the show Legally Blonde, the results were amazing. Nearly all audience members who participated in the survey had a positive experience with the show and stated that they would choose to attend another similar production. Of the under 18 survey participants 50% of them said they would be interested in learning more about theater as a direct result of seeing the play Legally Blonde.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lynn Johnson, Steve Berard, Aspen Easterling, Eric Kuha, Chris Keenan, Mary Knox-Johnson, Holly Nelson, Corey Renbarger, Jesse Whiting, Crystal Shepard
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Legally Blonde, Produced by the Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Project Manager
First Name
Tracy
Last Name
Klefsas
Organization Name
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
Street Address
314 Beltrami Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601-3105
Phone
(218) 751-7270
Email
info@paulbunyanplayhouse.com
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; 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