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
February 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
Pennington
Marshall
Red Lake
Project Overview

Arts Legacy Grant

Project Details

Produce 2 shows for our Summer 2017 season: The Boys Next Door (adult case, 9 members) and The Lion King KIDS (elementary students, 20-25 members), both shows in July, 2017.

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; Catherine Stenzel; writer, court mediator; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Charles Erickson: retired librarian; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Eryn Killough: visual artist; Faye Auchenpaugh: musician; MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist; Stephanie Olson: writer, editor, painter; Catherine Stenzel: writer, court mediator; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager.

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
$9,910
Direct expenses
$19,910
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of this project, 6-8 individuals with disabilities will join our lobby staff, and an additional 10 will attend the play each evening. As a result of this project, 2% of our audiences will be new members who happen to be adults with disabilities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Actors/director reported that they used means and measures to portray disabled persons in The Boys Next Door accurately and with dignity--a very difficult process for amateurs. We were disappointed that agencies who support those with disabilities weren't more interested in encouraging clients to assist in the lobby. Regarding The Lion King, 45% of our young actors had never been in a full-length show, so it was learning experience. Parents commented on the high quality of the production.

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, Rob Burkel, Dena Halsa
Project Manager
First Name
Jane
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
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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