Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,600
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Middle River Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
October 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Marshall
Roseau
Kittson
Pennington
Polk
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
$7,600
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,956
Direct expenses
$13,556
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of the Middle River Community Theater, members of our community of all ages will develop a greater appreciation of theater and will enjoy the boost in self-esteem and confidence that comes through participating in the performing arts. Evaluation will occur through a follow-up meeting with planners, counting the actual audience members, and an adult participant questionnaire given after the final performance that asks about their personal growth, development of theater skills, and their emotional reaction to participating in the production.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Every single participant in our 2 productions were happy to have been a part of it. Many stated that they loved the directing team and enjoyed being stretched out of their comfort zone. Most of the participants have interest in being involved in future productions! The participant survey feedback was also helpful providing the theater board with some specific requests for enhancements to the venue which we will look in to.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cookie Melby, Pat Hanson, Bonnie Wagner, Candy Gram, Rachel Fredrickson, Tina Taus, Rachel Bukowski, KayDell Super, Rob Mickelson, Mark Stromsodt
Project Overview

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details

Sponsor the Middle River Community Theatre to put on two productions and perform some much needed building repairs. Spring Youth Production: "Alice @ Wonderland" by Jonathan Yukich. Fall Adult Production: "Southern Hospitality" by Jessie Jones.

Project Manager
First Name
Rob
Last Name
Mickelson
Organization Name
Middle River Community Theater
Street Address
635 2nd St N
City
Middle River
State
MN
Zip Code
56737
Phone
(218) 686-3844
Email
robertmlife@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Charles Erickson: retired 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; Stephanie Olson: writer, editor, painter; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Charles Erickson: retired librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; Jane Anderson: nonprofit theater director; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist; Stephanie Olson: writer, editor, painter; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No