Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,755
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Great River Arts Association AKA Great River Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Morrison
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,755
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,980
Direct expenses
$7,735
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Great River Arts will produce at least 6 theater performances in our theater, involving at least 15 local artists. Great River Arts will increase attendance from 418 to 498, a 20% increase over the spring of 2015. Auditions will be advertised and held to cast the show. The number of performances will be scheduled and advertised, documented and analyzed to direct us as we grow our theater program. We feel that only time will tell if we are truly making a name for ourselves as a reputable theater company. We have added a sixth show which gives us an opportunity to increase our attendance. We will track ticket sales and the attendance numbers will reflect the interest of the community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successful community theater productions. Audience numbers increased by 10% over previous theater production. Vast majority of participants indicated a positive experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Fall Dinner Theater 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Jill
Last Name
Moore
Organization Name
Great River Arts Association AKA Great River Arts
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 and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and 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 and dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist and community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Laura Busch: community theatre activist; Pat Dullum: retired music teacher and community theatre activist; Peg Churchwell: graphic designer and 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 and dancer; Terry Verkuilen: Visual artist and community arts leader; Laura Hansen: Literary artist and community arts leader; Mark Turner: Five Wings Arts Council Staff with over 20 yearsÆ experience in arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No