Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,921
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Folklore Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cass
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
$4,921
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,605
Direct expenses
$10,526
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Produce at least 8 theater performances in our newly configured, performing arts space at Walker Bay Theater involving a minimum of 20 local artists and serving at least 510 people. Build our reputation as a reputable theater company while we maintain our focus on remaining a thriving arts organization. Encourage the addition of more senior citizens through free ticket to opening Wednesday matinee. Track the number of performances, the number of artists involved, and the number of audience members, particularly senior citizens. 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 to assess artistic growth; Conduct audience Q and A with performers after performances to assess engagement; Provide comment card in programs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully produced 8 separate theater experiences for the community with the majority of participants indicating a positive cultural experience and increased awareness of the theater arts. Audience numbers were slightly lower than projected.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Seventh Summer Season Celebration GUYS ON ICE
Project Manager
First Name
Fred
Last Name
Rogers
Organization Name
Minnesota Folklore Theater
Street Address
PO Box 1052 100 Highland Ave
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 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