Each GRRL branch had a pool of funds to plan author talks, artistic performances (music, dance, theatre, storytellers, etc.), or presentations related to arts and culture (genealogists, craftspeople, exhibits of artwork to support presentations by artists, etc.). Partners listed below under Activity Details
Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.Attendees will be able to identify one new concept or fact learned about writing, history, art, etc. [knowledge] or have an increased positive attitude about live music performance [concerts: attitude]
Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of performances and presentations. One attendee wrote, "I am so grateful for the opportunity to see Ann Reed LIVE! I can't afford concert tickets and this was free!" Another wrote, "I enjoyed the speaker/poet and the personal touch she had with her poems and us [attendees]." Comments on the presentations from the Laura Ingalls Wilder presentation nearly all noted that they learned how difficult life was in the 1800s. Attendees of one of the Lauren Pelon events wrote that they learned about many different instrument and music types. Those who attended the CLIMB Theatre 'Return to Honor' performances wrote that they realized how difficult it is for soldiers returning home after fighting, and that there are ways they can help. All attendees of trips to the Guthrie Theater for performances were immensely positive. People appreciated not having to drive, going someplace they never would have gone without Legacy funding, and the high quality of the theatre available in Minnesota. One commenter wrote, "Surely appreciate what all Minnesotans can do when we work together. Putting all our pennies together we can build great works!"