Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
February 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The funds will allow the Northern Light Opera Company to continue presenting artistically significant Music Theater productions that will give meaningful artistic experiences to audiences; to give community artists/singers opportunities to perform and grow artistically; and, to give community volunteers opportunities to enjoy contributing to an arts production. An audience survey will indicate a personal satisfaction of the production 85% or better. A watcher will note that the 90% of the audience was engaged during the production. Comments collected from emails, conversations, Facebook, etc. will be positive and show great satisfaction with show. Comments collected from cast and crew indicate personal satisfaction and that growth is evident. The Northern Light Opera Company Board will critique production and rate the production positively.

Project Overview

Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details

Northern Light Opera Company Community Support Grant

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
Street Address
PO Box 102
Park Rapids
Zip Code
(218) 237-0400
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jane Merschman: retired teacher, theater artist; Joanne Kellner: community arts organizer; Jill Johnson: author; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Natalie Grosfield: Theater Artist; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Corryn Trask: musician.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Justin Holley: Author; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, actor; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Deane Johnson: author, musician; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed