Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
August 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
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
$28,247
Direct expenses
$34,247
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Statistical analysis of ticket sales for Seussical the Musical and Annie will indicate an increase in audience awareness of and appreciation for musical theater for children in our region. Young theater artists from our region will benefit from participation in that they will grow as young actors and seek future opportunities to act in theater productions.Youth participants will participate in talking circles as well as fill out a paper survey which will ask them to comment on their growth as actors and their interest in continuing to act. The goal is for at least 60% positive feedback indicating growth as an actor and at least 50% will indicate a desire to continue to seek acting opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Paul Bunyan Playhouse production of Annie was the most attended show of the 2014 season. Audiences demonstrated a great appreciation for this classic piece of children’s musical theater that they eagerly expressed in audience participation surveys. In surveys conducted via Survey Monkey, 100% of youth actors felt they’d grown as actors and actresses through participating, 54% said they would pursue action opportunities in the near future, and 81% said they would pursue theater education classes in school. Audience and actor responses strongly indicated that Annie was a success on all levels.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Natalie Grosfield, Lynn M Johnson, Stephen Berard, Shannon Fish, Cynthia Floyd, Mary Knox-Johnson, Cris Keenan, Tracy Klefsas, Tom Lucas
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Paul Bunyan Playhouse to produce the musical “Annie.”
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Knox-Johnson
Organization Name
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Street Address
314 Beltrami Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 751-7270
Email
info@paulbunyanplayhouse.com
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