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
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Red Lake
Itasca
Wadena
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
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
$33,421
Direct expenses
$39,421
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This production will attract younger audience members thus inspiring them to attend or become more involved with theater and the performing arts in our area. This production will offer professional theater artists the chance to hone and continue finessing their skills by providing a professional work environment. This production will offer aspiring theater professionals the chance to be directly involved in professional theater while remaining in the area, as opposed to being forced to travel. The most efficient means of gathering data we have found is use of online surveys. Before the start of the show audience members are asked to participate in an online survey available at our website, to be completed after they return home. This survey asks for specifics on the show and their reaction to it as well as gives them the opportunity to express what they liked or would like to have seen. We will continue to use this online survey method as well as utilize social media.

Measurable Outcome(s)

By producing this show the Paul Bunyan Playhouse was able to provide employment and professional development and growth to all actors, crew, and designers associated with this show. Several artists had their first professional employment opportunity through this production. We were also pleased with the audience turnout for this show. Many audience members gave very favorable reviews, stating that the quality of the show was far beyond their expectations and definitely of professional quality.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
George McConnell, Mary Knox-Johnson, Aspen Easterling, Chris Keenen, Cory Renbarger, Eric Kuha, Holly Nelson, Lynn Johnson, Steve Berard, Tom Lucas
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
Project Details
Nine to Five
Project Manager
First Name
George
Last Name
McConnell
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
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