Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Thief River Falls Community Arts Council AKA Thief River Falls Area Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
July 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,550
Direct expenses
$23,550
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases through producing five shows in the summer of 2016, up from four shows in 2015, and three shows in 2014. Evaluation will occur through a participant and artist questionnaire; a follow-up meeting with project planners; notes related to personal observation; and audience, artist, and youth attendance count.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We increased the number of participants on our stage this summer from 100 in 2015 to 105 in 2016. People responded favorably to these shows, however our audience numbers were down from what we predicted. We did not actually do the paper/pencil questionnaires due to lack of time. We need to get a system in place for this, and are hoping our participation in Northwest Minnesota Foundation's Vital Non-profits program will help us do this.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jean Larson, Phil McKenzie, Sherry Knott, Cyndi Onkka, David Abraham, Becky Doherty, Scott Pream, Shawn Newland, Karmon Trontvet, Kari Conner, Jane Anderson
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Produce 3 shows for our Summer 2016 Season: A musical called "Hometown Talent Show 2" in May, a play entitled "Over the River and Through the Woods" in July, and a children's musical called "How to Eat Like a Child" in July.
Project Manager
First Name
Jane
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Thief River Falls Community Arts Council AKA Thief River Falls Area Community Theater
Street Address
201 Sherwood Ave N
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
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Deanna Swendseid: performing arts volunteer; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; Jennifer Bakken-Brees: videographer; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Bruce Reeves: college professor, arts advocate; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Mara Hanel (218) 745-9111