Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Itasca
Hubbard
Clearwater
Cass
Red Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,520
Direct expenses
$18,520
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The classic “The King and I” will pique the interest of both youth and adults to participate as performers and technicians, allowing participants to increase their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and awareness of theater as a performing art and encourage them to continue participation well into the future. An increase in audience numbers will indicate a growing appreciation for musical theater in the community, especially among children.In survey form and in a talk back circle participants will have the opportunity to express how the experience has changed them, what new skills they have acquired, what they have learned, what their attitude toward the theatrical process is now that they have experienced it and whether they will consider being involved in another theater production. Results will indicate that 75% of the respondents will report an increase in knowledge, skill, attitude and awareness of theater and that 60% will show the desire to participate in a future theatrical production.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The cast of the “King and I” involved 9 new children and 7 new adults, as well as one new technician. Results of the cast survey and talk back circle revealed that 100% of the participants felt they had learned new skills and would consider being involved in another theater production. 95% said their attitude toward the theatrical process had changed and 90% said their awareness of the theater process had changed mostly in appreciation for the work put in behind the scenes. Approximately 100 people attended the Talk Back following the Sunday 12/15/13 production. They were especially interested in the internship program we offer in technical theater and wanted to know if it could be expanded to include directing or scenic design.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Patricia Lester, Mark Fulton, Mary Knox-Johnson, Sue Wright, Julie Kaiser, Derrick Hough, Jesse Westrum
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to produce the musical “The King and I.”
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Knox-Johnson
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Theater
Street Address
4840 Knollwood Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-8942
Email
moxnk@paulbunyan.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No