Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,770
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2014
End Date
August 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,770
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,100
Direct expenses
$9,870
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. To feature work done by a world class artist, 2. To demonstrate that art is accessible by installing art in a community public park setting, 3. To encourage the interaction with high quality art in a natural setting, and encourage the healthy activity of walking through a park filled with art, 4. To provide a place for artists to come and create, perform, or renew their talent and skill.1. Surveys to collect demographic information and audience feedback will be available in the playbills and collected at intermission. This will enable Theatre L'Homme Dieu to accurately measure when goal of the 10% increase in young audiences is met, 2. Survey Monkey polls will be sent to all participants (and their parents) following each of the workshops and Master Class to judge the effectiveness of the content, instructors, and willingness to take another class at Theatre L'Homme Dieu. 3. Survey Monkey polls will be sent to any family who takes advantage of the complimentary childcare to gauge its effectiveness and attractiveness to families with small children.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Box office reporting was used to track the numbers of participants in both the Workshop Series and Artist Residency, although there was a small number of walk-ups for the staged reading portion of the Artist Residency not reflected in the official reporting. Finally, the informal audience poll taken following the staged reading reflected a 100% approval rating for a similar project in the future seasons of Theatre L’Homme Dieu. Additionally, Theatre L’Homme Dieu provided meaningful training for aspiring young performing artists: 80% of the participants in the classes were either high school or college aged people from the area. The Artist Residency staged reading drew a total of 45 people and six of those were recent high school graduates who traveled from St Paul for the production.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Sunderland, Donna Jensen, Fred Bursch, Gayle Haanen, Jack Reuler, Jeanne Batesole, Kathryn Liesemeyer, Linda Akenson, Lisa Gustafson, Michael Stormoen, Philip Eidsvold, Shelly Karnis, Yvonne Kinney-Hockert
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To increase the attendance by younger audiences their season an artist residency and workshops.
Project Manager
First Name
Ann C
Last Name
Hermes
Organization Name
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Street Address
PO Box 1086
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308
Phone
(320) 846-3150
Email
ann@tlhd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; Pagyn Harding: literary artist, publisher/author; Mark Ryan: Plains Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Carolyn Aarsvold: Retired elementary music educator, violinist; Tim Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Jim Arvidson; Susan Anderson: Art Advocate, Theatre and Art background.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Don Clark: Minnesota State University-Moorhead Professor, photography; Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; Mark Ryan: Plain Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Pagyn Harding: literary artist, publisher/author; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Carolyn Aarsvold: Retired elementary music educator, violinist; Tim Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager, catering business owner; Gary Henrickson: former professor of literature; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Amy Schmidt: literary artist, visual artist, bookstore owner; Randy Peterson Pope: Chiropractor, Arts Advocate; Jim Arvidson: Retired businessman, fundraiser, art advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No