Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 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
August 2014
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Hubbard
Clearwater
Polk
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,245
Direct expenses
$17,245
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

35-40 youth and adults will participate as performers and technicians to increase their knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness of theater and encourage them to continue participation in the future. The community will be enriched to observe theater in action and audience numbers will continue to rise.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The cast of Fiddler on the Roof involved 4 new children and 9 new adults as actors with 5 new adult technicians. Results of the cast survey and talk back circle revealed that most participants (95%) felt they had learned new skills, 85% said their attitude toward the theatrical process had changed; 90% indicated their awareness of backstage work had increased, and 100% showed an interest in being in another performance. Fiddler on the Roof set a record for audience attendance with 1710 paying admission for six performances. This is an increase of 15%.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Kristine Cannon, Mark Fulton, Mary Knox-Johnson, Sue Wright, Julie Kaiser, Derrick Hough, Jesse Westrum, Patty Lester
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to produce the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
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; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Folk Dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician; Sandra Roman: Arts Educator, Visual Artist, Literary Artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, Film Artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual Artist, Photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Folk Dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician; Sandra Roman: Arts Educator, Visual Artist; Literary Artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, Film Artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual Artist, Photographer; Debra Warren: Visual Artist, Musician; Bernice Mitchell-Diver: Dancer, Theatrical Artist, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No