Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,225
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
Cass
Beltrami
Wadena
Becker
Otter Tail
Hennepin
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
$5,225
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,300
Direct expenses
$10,525
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The audience, performers, and off-stage participants will report high satisfaction with the arts experience. An audience watcher will observe audiences exhibiting a positive reception to the arts experience. Positive comments from audiences in general and body language and non-verbal responses from the middle school groups in attendance will substantiate the positive impact attending this production has had on audiences.Audience Exit Survey; Audience Comments on Post-It notes followed by a Word Cloud highlighting the degree to which responses were made; observations by an audience watcher; and a participants’ evaluation survey will be used to measure the impact this production has had on audiences.

Measurable Outcome(s)

An audience survey was administered. Overall enjoyment of the show was high. The audience was also observed by an ôaudience watcherö who reported strong engagement with the production, especially in the attentiveness of middle school students who were especially engaged while watching the character Amahl, a middle school student playing a difficult role central to the show.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gail Haller, Kurt Hansen, Robert Light, Jan Kehr, Martha Vetter, John McKinney, Patricia Dove, John Rasmussen, Paul Dove, Gary Stennes
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Northern Light Opera Company to mount a production of Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Park Rapids Armory Theater, December 12-14.
Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Dove
Organization Name
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
Street Address
PO Box 102
City
Park Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56470-4638
Phone
(218) 732-7096
Email
info@northernlightopera.org
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