Community Arts Access Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Folklore Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
November 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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,165
Direct expenses
$11,165
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota Folklore Theater will increase senior citizen participation 30% with the addition of May Creek Seniors participating with project. The engaging of minority (Native American) families at the Fezziwig's Feast will increase diversity in the arts for youth. This project will break economic, age and diversity barriers to arts access in our area. The numbers from this year to past years holiday festivals will be compared. Data from ticket sales will be used to gather age groups. Family demographics are gathered at the Fezziwig's.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully provided a quality theater experience for the community targeting the under-served populations of senior citizens and Native American populations. Audience participation in those two targeted groups increased by a total of 31% over previous performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Community Arts Access Project
Project Details
Fourth Annual Children and Family Christmas Festival
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