Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,703
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bagley Community Education
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clearwater
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,703
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,450
Direct expenses
$4,153
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This Summer Recreation offering represents the only arts enrichment program in our district. It is the only opportunity for children to explore their skills in acting, singing, theater lighting, etc., as necessary for live dramatic productions. The expected outcomes include learning about stage presence, acting, singing, cooperation, teamwork, memorization of lines, theater sets, make-up and costuming, plus forming new friendships with kids of different ages. We intend to observe and interview students and parents during participation in the play, and after performances. Questions and responses will either be video recorded or written for submission in the final report. We will also record the number of student participants, parents and audience numbers, as compared with previous year’s estimates to report on any intended increase or stabilization of projected participant numbers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We provided affordable arts by lower the activity and making it more financially available for all participants in the community. The students learned about stage presence, acting, memorization of lines, theater sets, make-up and costuming, plus forming new friendships. They were given an evaluation at the end to rate their experience. The students rated acting, memorization of lines and friendships the highest with an average score of 22. Lighting received the lowest rating with a score of 6.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Fontaine, LeAnn Agnes, Wendy Fultz, Adam Broden, Darcie Kaiser, Kathy Clark, Toby Anderson
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns

Project Details

Bagley Summer Theater for children (Prairie Fire Theater - Jack in the Beanstalk)

Project Manager
First Name
Corrie
Last Name
Uhlir
Organization Name
Bagley Community Education
Street Address
202 Bagley Ave NW
City
Bagley
State
MN
Zip Code
56621-8759
Phone
(218) 694-6184
Email
cuhlir@bagley.k12.mn.us
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; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No