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
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Morrison
Mower
Cass
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Clay
Clearwater
Polk
Pope
Crow Wing
Ramsey
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Rock
Scott
Hennepin
Hubbard
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Winona
McLeod
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
$39,590
Direct expenses
$45,590
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

After a youth-heavy WEST SIDE STORY production, Northern Light Opera Company plans to provide opportunities for all ages of performers in 2016. Performers will develop their singing, dancing and acting skills, increasing their facility with British accents and manners. Construction crews will increase skills in scenic painting, costume and set construction skills. We expect continued growth in our talent pool and volunteer base. We expect to develop the Armory further as a theater space, and hope for another sold-out run. An audience survey will be conducted. An audience watcher will record audience first hand response to the production. Audience written and oral comments will be collected. Feedback from cast and crew will be solicited at the cast picnic after the strike on Sunday afternoon following the final performance. The Northern Light Opera Company Board will make a formal evaluation of the project at its first board meeting following the production.

Measurable Outcome(s)

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN succeeded artistically; 7 sold-out audiences of 2100; the Armory space set up as an “alley” stage, ½ audience on each side offered new acting challenges. The script of Annie Get Your Gun, required Northern Light Opera Company to diligently recruit Native Americans. Sitting Bull, 5 cast members in various roles including Pow Wow dancers, and, 2 back stage volunteers had Native heritage. Different cultural backgrounds coming together as cast and audience has been positive for the entire Park Rapids community.

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 MY FAIR LADY, July 29 - August 6, 2016
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
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