Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Screen Porch Productions
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
October 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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,750
Direct expenses
$10,750
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Provide continued high-quality opportunity for artistic growth and development for theater artists, performers, songwriters and audience members from the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes and Remer area through participation in creating an original musical theater event with three public performances in September, 2014. Continue to expand Screen Porch Productions’ vision and broaden its scope for community musical theater to better engage and serve 30% more people in the performing arts in our area communities.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 and development; provide fill-in/mail-in comment cards in programs and compile responses to assess overall success of performance; record audience numbers, ages, diversity and compare to previous years' numbers to track percentage of new community engagement.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful community theater production which brought an intergenerational mix to the experience. Increased participation by 20%.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Angie Usherwood, Sue Estvold, Craig Balvin, Kirk Myers, Mary Daugherty
Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Annual Fall Community Play: The Musical
Project Manager
First Name
Therese
Last Name
Kunz
Organization Name
Screen Porch Productions
Street Address
5679 Woods Bay Dr NE
City
Outing
State
MN
Zip Code
56662-4401
Phone
(218) 792-5779
Email
tkunz@brainerd.net
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