Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,825
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Madhatters Community Theatre, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wadena
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
$4,825
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,995
Direct expenses
$7,820
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1) Partner with 2 restaurants as venues so that we are enhancing their programming to include theatrical performances. 2) To offer area residents the opportunity to expand and demonstrate their technical and artistic skills in performing arts. 3) To provide a musical comedy in relation to the local ethnic and cultural makeup of our area, including karaoke. 4) To reach people in the 4 county area and visiting hunters.1) Survey restaurant staff to evaluate the projects' success, if it enhanced business, and if they want to continue hosting theatre productions. 2) Cast and crew members will be surveyed about their past experiences and their future goals in theatre. 3) The audience will be surveyed to evaluate the plays' relevance to our area. 4) The surveys will ask attendees what county they reside in and if they are visiting the area because of hunting.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully produced a community theater production hosted by two separate area restaurants. Audience participation did not meet expectations. Logistics of working with two different venues proved to be challenging. Majority of participants indicated a rich artistic experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Don Hoffmann, Mim Maas, Rick Fisher, Heather Bruns, Kelly Youngbauer, Deb Fitzsimmons, Michelle Curtis, Sherry Linnes, Eric Bakkem, Dee Skogen, Lisa Holm, Dave Line
Project Overview

Community Arts Access Project

Project Details

Don't Hug Me Dinner Theatre

Project Manager
First Name
Donald
Last Name
Hoffmann
Organization Name
Madhatters Community Theatre, Inc.
Street Address
215 Jefferson St S PO Box 127
City
Wadena
State
MN
Zip Code
56482
Phone
(218) 631-1192
Email
hoffmann@rexmcdonaldstudio.com
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.