Minnesota's Legacy

Equip/Fac-Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,297
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Community Theatre, Inc. AKA The Barn Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2015
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Swift
Chippewa
Yellow Medicine
Lyon
Stearns
Pope
Renville
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Swift
Chippewa
Yellow Medicine
Lyon
Stearns
Pope
Renville
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
$12,297
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,901
Direct expenses
$20,198
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Barn Theatre hopes the project 1) increases patron attendance by 10%; and 2) decreases play production preparation time by 10%. To measure the achievement of our goals, The Barn Theatre will 1) monitor box office sales; and 2) ask technical directors, volunteer actors, and stage hands to provide feedback on how the upgraded lighting system impacted their preparation for a production.

Measurable Outcome(s)

So far to-date in comparison to last year the theatre has saved over $300 in energy costs, just since installation. Additionally, the Technical Director had said that previously a show would take 4-7 days to set lighting, and with the new lighting it took 2 days.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Pam Klein, John Dean, Mike Klaers, Mary Wilkowske, Gwen Krebsbach, Steve Verhelst, Bob Bonawitz, David Korsmo, Keith Green, Jennifer Oakes, Zack Mahboub
Project Overview
Equip/Fac-Legacy
Project Details
Stage lighting
Project Manager
First Name
Pauline
Last Name
Prawl
Organization Name
Willmar Community Theatre
Street Address
321 4th St SW
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
(320) 235-9500
Email
business@thebarntheatre.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Maureen Keimig: actor/theater director; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Tammy Grubbs: visual artist, theatre; Tom Rice: arts administration; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471