Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,910
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Great River Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Morrison
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,910
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,500
Direct expenses
$8,410
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Produce at least 6 theater performances in our new, work-in-progress performing arts space, involving 20 local artists and serving at least 510 people. 2. Build our reputation as a reputable theater company while we maintain focus on remaining a thriving arts organization. 3. Encourage our visual artists to create new work, by providing the theme of this play as inspiration for a juried show, resulting in at least 5 artists submitting work for exhibition during the play.1. The number of performances, ticket sales and attendance will be documented and analyzed to determine if expected numbers of community members attend. 2. We feel that only time will tell if we are truly making a name for ourselves as a reputable theater company and the only way we will know is by doing our job. We will produce a show and attendance numbers will reflect the interest of the community. 3. Document the number and photograph the quality of entries for the visual arts exhibition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful community theater production with participation exceeding expectations! Audience numbers increased by 15% over previous theater production. Vast majority of participants indicated a positive experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Scott Wonderlich, Ron Bieganek, Shawn Flavin, Rachel Edgerton, Sheryl Johnson
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Dinner Theater Fall 2014
Project Manager
First Name
Jill
Last Name
Moore
Organization Name
Great River Arts Association
Street Address
PO Box 157
City
Little Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56345
Phone
(320) 632-0960
Email
jill@greatart.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher, community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer, artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Schmidt: Arts educator, dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist, community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff, over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher, community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer, artistic community leader; Don Hoffman: photographer, active in men's chorus and community theatre; Fred Rogers: community theatre activist; Lauren Nickisch: retired music teacher, community arts leader; Mary Schmidt: Arts educator, dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist, community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist, community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff, over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No