Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Community Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Clearwater
Beltrami
Clearwater
Project Overview
Bemidji Community Theater Web Site, Publicity, and Stage Tools
Project Details
Funds will assist Bemidji Community Theater to enhance their web site, increase publicity and number of newsletters, purchase tools for building sets and rental of costume storage.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Deane Johnson: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, arts advocate; Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Patt Rall: arts columnist, literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, visual artist; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Malotte Backer: visual artist, arts advocate; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Lois Schaedler: visual artist, filmmaker, photographer, craft artist; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deane Johnson: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, arts advocate; Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Patt Rall: arts columnist, literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, visual artist; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Malotte Backer: visual artist, arts advocate; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Lois Schaedler: visual artist, filmmaker, photographer, craft artist; Germaine Riegert: literary artist, arts appreciator, arts advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$3,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Bemidji Community Theater will provide an opportunity for people to pursue their interests in theater through acting and stagecraft support activities in productions by and for community members. We will also improve our visibility in the community through an upgraded web site and use of newsletters, brochures and other publicity.Bemidji Community Theater will keep a count of how many people participated in each production with a breakdown according to acting and technical areas. Attendance numbers will be kept to determine if audience numbers are rising and our upgraded web site will be able to measure the number of visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Buffalo Community Theatre produced four productions during their season this year with over 3,700 residents from five counties attending, representing a 10% increase over last year’s attendance. These productions provided theatrical opportunities for 120 people to act or support the stagecraft activities. There were 28 youth and 14 adults cast as actors for the first time in a Buffalo Community Theatre production. 270 audience surveys indicated positive responses to the four shows, and the Talk Back sessions had good attendance providing information to audience questions. Anecdotal feedback was gathered from cast and stage crews on their experiences with all positive comments ranging from “improved self-image” to “can’t wait to be in the next show.”

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Ernest Rall, Vicki Stenerson, Patti Lester, Julie Kaiser, Mark Fulton, Mary Knox-Johnson, Sue Wright
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Knox-Johnson
Organization Name
Bemidji Community Theater
Street Address
4840 Knollwood Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-8942
Email
moxnk@paulbunyan.net
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

505 Bemidji Avenue North
Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone
218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447
Email the Agency