Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
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
July 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Wadena
Otter Tail
Stevens
Hennepin
Anoka
Dakota
Washington
Goodhue
Olmsted
Mower
Blue Earth
Carver
Kandiyohi
Sherburne
Stearns
Crow Wing
Polk
Clearwater
St. Louis
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
$36,400
Direct expenses
$42,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The music director will work with actors/singers on improving skills in voice placement and projection. The professional stage director will train actors/singers to communicate audibly and enunciate clearly, help actors/singers improve their acting skills in character development and stage movement. The technical director will challenge and guide community volunteers to create sets and a theater space that will transport the audience to New York City streets. The participants on stage and behind the scenes will enjoy making contributions to the project and will find that the efforts they bring are important and satisfying. Northern Light Opera Company Board of Directors will hold a formal evaluation session within three weeks of production addressing: attendance, success in achieving artistic goals, front of house procedures, non-artistic matters that relate to a successful production, and recommendations for future productions. An audience exit survey, observation notes collected at the performance, feedback space on the NLOC Facebook site, and responses from notes, emails, and conversations will document audience and participant responses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Northern Light Opera Company board of directors was very pleased with this production's attendance, artistic achievement and community support. Actors and other participants were proud of their achievement and growth in this production, There was great vocal improvement for many of the young performers who were grateful to work with such a professional music director. Everyone was impressed with the technical director's use of chain link fence to build an artistic set that also felt like the streets of New York City.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gail Haller, Robert Light, Martha Vetter, Patricia Dove, Kurt Hansen, Jan Kehr, John McKinney, John Rasmussen, Gary Stennes
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Northern Light Opera Company to mount six productions of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, July 31 to August 8, 2015.
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
Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Jill Johnson: Literary Artist, Musician; Sandra Roman: Arts Educator, Visual Artist, Literary Artist; Malotte Backer: Potter, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Nancy Brown-Colligan: Theatrical Artist, Choreographer; Delina White: Bead Artist, Regalia Artist, Dancer, Musician.