Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,167
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Luverne G. Seifert
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cottonwood
Hennepin
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,167
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,812
Direct expenses
$84,979
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Urinetown Project will provide access to high quality arts opportunities to residents of five Greater Minnesota communities. Indicators of success are the number of Minnesotans who participate in workshops led by professional artists and number who attend shows. Tools to measure these outcomes are tracking/reporting on number of participants and audience members in each town. 2: The Urinetown Project will provide master acting and musical technique theater workshops not available in the Lake Benton Opera House Indicators of success are the number of Minnesotans who participate in the workshop who have never had the specific training offered by the artists. Tools to measure these outcomes will be surveys conducted at the conclusion of each workshop.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Urinetown Project provided access to high quality arts Opportunities to residents of eleven greater Minnesota communities. After each workshop and at the conclusion of the Lake Benton Opera House production, surveys were given to all of the participants to evaluate their experiences. In addition, the number of participants were recorded at each of the workshops. Survey questions were formed to address the quality and uniqueness of the workshops and production offered. 2: The Urinetown Project provided five master acting/musical workshops and three workshop/presentations to senior care facilities in the Lake Benton Area. At the conclusion of each workshop, surveys were given to all of the participants to evaluate their experiences. In addition, the number of participants were recorded at each of the workshops. Survey questions were formed to address the quality and uniqueness of the workshops offered.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
Luverne Seifert and four performing and teaching artists will provide theater workshops to five greater Minnesota communities. The residencies will culminate in a coproduction of Urinetown to bring attention to the water challenges facing Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Luverne
Last Name
Seifert
Organization Name
Luverne G. Seifert
State
MN
Phone
(612) 414-2032
Email
luverneseifert@aol.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bradley Althoff: Managing producer, national classical music programs, American Public Media - Minnesota Public Radio; Richard Carlson: Theater and philosophy teacher, School for Environmental Studies, Apple Valley; Alberto Justiniano: Artistic director, Teatro del Pueblo; theater artist and filmmaker; Cydney Perkins: Arts volunteer in Rochester schools; Gretchen Pick: Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.; Daniel Stark: Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Joanne Toft: Private educational arts consultant
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600