Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,825
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Folklore Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
August 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cass
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
$12,325
Direct expenses
$17,150
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Provide a quality opportunity for artistic growth and development for theater artists, musicians, songwriters and audience members from the Walker, Akeley and Northern Cass County region through participation in creating a theater event with twenty public performances of two productions. This project allows Minnesota Folklore Theater to continue to expand its vision and broaden its scope for community involvement in order to better engage more people in the arts in our community.Provide a before and after goal sheet for all artists/performers for self-evaluation of new learning; conduct verbal evaluation sessions with cast and crew at the completion of performances to assess artistic growth; conduct audience Q and A with performers after performances to assess engagement; provide comment card in programs; track audience numbers, ages, diversity; record verbal and written responses to the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully provided opportunity for community members to participate in the theater arts. Participant surveys indicated an increase in awareness and skill level within the theater arts.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Laine Nelson, Darlene Funk, Tessa Reed, Jessie Funk, Sue Winans, Fred Rogers, Beverly Lloyd
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Sixth Summer Season Celebration
Project Manager
First Name
Fred
Last Name
Rogers
Organization Name
Minnesota Folklore Theater
Street Address
100 Highland Ave PO Box 1052
City
Walker
State
MN
Zip Code
56484
Phone
(218) 547-4044
Email
mnfltheater@aol.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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No