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
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Marshall
Pennington
Red Lake
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Marshall
Pennington
Red Lake
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Project Details

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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

Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Gayle Highberg: visual artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
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
$31,470
Direct expenses
$37,470
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program the audience, with a focus on families and children, within the Bemidji and surrounding communities, will have the opportunity to experience and develop an interest and passion in live professional theater. The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will utilize both paper and online surveys available for all audience members. These surveys will seek to ascertain the specific ages of those in attendance, if it was their first time to a professional production, what their experience was, if they participated in the talk back with cast and crew, and if they have been motivated to seek out more opportunities to participate in the performing arts as an artist, an arts student or as an audience member.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We did utilize both paper and online surveys to audit the audience members about their experience and feedback regarding the show. We also used ticket sales information to gather data. The results showed that 90% of our cast and crew felt that the PBP was a positive addition to their resume, 21% of our employees were new theater professionals. 90% of audience members surveyed loved that we offered a family and kid friendly show.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Holly Nelson, Eric Kuha, Steve Berard, Aspen Easterling, Mary Knox-Johnson, Season Ellison, Chris Keenan, Cory Renbarger
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.org
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

505 Bemidji Avenue North
Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone
218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447
Email the Agency