Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,290
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Thief River Falls Area Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
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
$3,290
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,266
Direct expenses
$10,556
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The variety and number of arts opportunities in Northwest Minnesota will increase through this opportunity for the general public to interact with the artists and attend workshops on their special interests. Evaluation will occur through an audience questionnaire, personal observation of activities, follow up meeting with project planners, attendance numbers, and interviews.

Measurable Outcome(s)

According to the participant questionnaire we distributed to the cast members, of the teens involved in Seussical Jr., the satisfaction rate (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best) for their entire experience was 8.9. According to the questionnaire we distributed to the parents of the cast members involved in Seussical Jr., the satisfaction rate (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best)of the entire experience was 9.6. We had 14 respondents out of 21, which is an excellent measure. We also asked if they thought the tuition was in line with what the student received, if they would be interested in another show for next year, and what they thought about the rehearsal schedule, among other things. It is an excellent tool to gather information for support for next year and for us to know what we did right and how we can improve. We had many audience members who had never attended one of our shows before. We seemed to have tapped into a whole new demographic, one even different from the one from when we did Annie two years ago. We had many, many preschoolers in the audience and they seemed to have had a marvelous time. I had a mother email two days ago and said that her four-year-old son was still talking about Seussical and singing bits of the show all around the house. It was perhaps the best project we've done in years, in that it was such an excellent teaching tool and we finally tapped into our area youths.

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
Seussical Jr.
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; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Barb Geer: theatrical director, actor, musician, textile artist; Kay Rosengren: retired visual art school teacher, visual artist, actor; Mary Ann Laxen: visual artist, photographer; Evonne Broten: writer, arts administrator.