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Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

60 participants ranging in age from 8-14 will learn or improve musical, theater, design, and movement skills by each having a part in the production behind the scenes. Surveys, observations, and talking circles will be used to evaluate. Surveys will be used to review skill level and knowledge. Observations will be used to check the attendance as well as participation. Talking circles will be used for feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From the surveys we learned that participants felt that they improved their acting, dancing, and backstage skills and many said that their opinion of theater had been changed by the experience. All but two respondents said they would audition for theater performances in the future. Stage combat was by far the most popular activity as called out on the survey.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Rita Albrecht, Michael Meehlhause, Roger Hellquist, Ron Johnson, Reed Olson, Nancy Erickson, Dave Larson
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Parks and Recreation Department to expand their Theater Day Camp to include introduction to theater, stage combat, set design and stage tech classes.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation
Street Address
1351 5th St NW
Zip Code
(218) 333-1850
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; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Craft Artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual Artist, Photographer; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist; Delana Smith: Visual Artist, Dancer, Bead Artist, Regalia Artist.