Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 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
January 2017
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
Project Overview
Arts Legacy Grant
Project Details
Produce the musical The Drowsy Chaperone during the 3rd week of June, 2017.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bill Kirkeby: band instructor; Charles Erickson: librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Mara Hanel (218) 745-9111
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$8,819
Direct expenses
$18,819
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this project, 3% of our audience will be new members, ones who have never experienced our productions before. Evaluation will occur by a follow-up meeting with the planning board, counting tickets sold, and through a poster board questionnaire to audience and cast members asking for their level of interest in classic play titles and new play titles and reviewing the results during a follow-up meeting with the planning board. This poster board will be available at each performance in the lobby before and after the show each evening, and during intermission. A similar board will be available for actors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We met several times during the course of the production to evaluate specific parts of this activity. We also worked harder on this project to evaluate, mentor and assist or general director in her growth as a director of large, musical casts. We carefully counted and kept track of numbers of tickets sold. We also interviewed audience members on satisfaction for specific details such as "were you able to hear and see?" We tweaked aspects of the show each night because of this evaluation.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Phil McKenzie, Sherry Knott, Cyndi Onkka, Scott Pream, Shawn Newland, Karmon Trontvet, Kari Conner, Dena Nalsa, Rob Burkel
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
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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Location

109 Minnesota Street South
Warren, MN 56762 

Phone
218-745-6733
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