Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 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 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Hubbard
Cass
Red Lake
Itasca
Clearwater
Mahnomen
Becker
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
$29,810
Direct expenses
$35,810
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Paul Bunyan Playhouse uses ticket sale numbers to evaluate production popularity. The results will impact Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s selection of future shows. Surveys will assess the degree to which audiences value having live theatrical productions in Northern Minnesota.Online surveys, Facebook feedback, and written feedback will be used.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Online surveys demonstrated that the show was very popular and that some audience members came to the show multiple times. Approximately 60% of respondents felt the acting, lighting, staging, etc. were of high professional quality.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lynn Johnson, Mary Knox-Johnson, Aspen Easterling, Tom Lucas, Stephen Berard, Chris Keenan, George McConnell, Ron Gangeness, Tracy Klefsas
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Paul Bunyan Playhouse to produce Monty Python’s “Spamalot” during its 65th Summer Season.
Project Manager
First Name
Zach
Last Name
Curtis
Organization Name
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Inc.
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; 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