Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Thief River Falls Area Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
Polk
Roseau
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,336
Direct expenses
$13,336
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The quality and number of arts opportunities in Northwest Minnesota will increase through executive staff developing a children's theater program and expanding offerings at the Northland Community and Technical College. Evaluation will occur through a participant questionnaire, personal observation of activities, follow up meetings, attendance numbers, and interviews.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our audience numbers were excellent in the summer of 2015. We ended the season with approx. 2,400 seats sold out of a possible 3,200 (75% capacity). We auditioned over 100 performers and cast all but 6 of them (scheduling issues). We did a questionnaire at the end of the season for performers of the new teen show. It was very successful and we will incorporate some of those ideas into 2016. We always meet as a board after each production and carefully go over details of the production, including satisfaction with directors and other paid staff. We changed lives--especially area teens--by offering bigger and better shows. Hometown Talent Show was all-inclusive and we found places for every individual who tried out. It was a VERY successful community event with positive feedback from audience members through face-to-face meetings and social media.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kari Conner, Sherry Knott, Becky Doherty, Cyndi Onkka, David Abraham, Jean Larson, Phil McKenzie, Scott Pream, Shawn Newland, Jane Anderson
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Executive Director 2015-2016
Project Manager
First Name
Jane
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Thief River Falls Area Community Theater
Street Address
PO Box 207
City
Thief River Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56701
Phone
(218) 681-3810
Email
mjander@mncable.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Charles Erickson: librarian, theater artist; Bruce Reeves: university professor, arts advocate, visual artist;  Faye Auchenpaugh: musician, arts advocate; Aliza Novacek-Olson: textile artist, college professor; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Eryn Killough: jewelry artist;  Connie Nelson: theater artist; Barb Geer: theatrical director, actor, musician, textile artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Angie Peterson: librarian, arts advocate; Jennifer Bakken-Brees: computer tech instructor, videographer; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer; Evonne Broten: writer, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Charles Erickson: librarian, theater artist; Bruce Reeves: university professor, arts advocate, visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician, arts advocate; Aliza Novacek-Olson: textile artist, college professor; Eryn Killough: jewelry artist; Connie Nelson: theater artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer.