Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,880
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Summer Arts Stages
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
September 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Polk
Pennington
Cass
Marshall
Polk
Pennington
Cass
Marshall
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
$8,880
Other Funds Leveraged
$25,571
Direct expenses
$34,451
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this program, our school-aged participants will gain confidence, new skills, new friends, a sense of belonging, and a strengthened desire to perform, share, learn and experience theater and other related areas of the performing arts. Evaluation will occur through a follow-up meeting with project planners, counting actual audience members in each community, and a youth participant questionnaire given on the last day of our residency that asks about their development of theater skills and knowledge; and their emotional reaction to participating in our theater and music activities and performing on stage, in their community, in a musical play.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Feedback and record keeping gave us better insight into our program. With polling and training we were successful in identifying problem areas and building up aspects of the program that went well. Additionally, the staff of Stages/Safari is made up of mostly high school or college age individuals hope to have careers in theatre, music, or education, and this program provides them with valuable experience in managing, directing and working with, and simply being around school age children.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Misti Koop, Carly Flaagan, Missy Thompson, Pat Garry, Brad Werner, Mare Thompson, Jace Erickson, Shelby DeGeldere
Project Overview

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details

We produce and direct children's musical theatre shows in many communities around the area with an arts education foundation.

Project Manager
First Name
Misti
Last Name
Koop
Organization Name
Summer Arts Stages
Street Address
PO Box 521
City
East Grand Forks
State
MN
Zip Code
56721
Phone
(701) 330-8626
Email
mistikoop@live.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