Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,750
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Elisa A. Korentayer AKA Elisa Korenne
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
November 2015
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Pope
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,750
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$14,750
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. To create an entirely new original story-and-song concert about insanity in American history titled “Crazy About You” that will add to my performance repertoire; 2. To offer that show for free to three communities in west-central Minnesota; 3. To offer a post-show Q and A to discuss the craft of creating the show; 4. To design and lead three free “Crazy About Writing” workshops associated with the performance to teach writing skills and focus on writing about our most colorful family and friends; 5. To perform a child-friendly mini-concert before the full performance; 6. To provide childcare during the three community performances; 7. To defray the costs of the performance to the three venues presenting my show; 8. To market performances and workshops to local communities using internet, press, and radio; and 9. To provide resources about mental illness to my audience and the communities I perform in. Attending the performances will result in: 1. Having a positive performing arts experience 2. Increased awareness of American history, and the history of insanity in specific 3. Increased empathy for the experiences of individuals with mental illness 4. Increased curiosity about the back-stories of people who may not fit in who have otherwise been rejected by their communities. 5. At least 150 people will attend the performances. Attending the post-show Q and A will result in: 1. Great understanding of the process of songwriting, storytelling, performing, and crafting a performance Attending the workshops will result in: 1. New or improved writing skills 2. Increased awareness of the value of colorful characters to our stories 3. Increased awareness of the value of colorful people in our lives as the inspiration for stories and songs 4. At least 15 people will attend the workshops (at least five at each workshop).

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To create a new original show, "Crazy About You," to tour in three venues with workshops, performances, and child care for families.
Project Manager
First Name
Elisa
Last Name
Korentayer
Organization Name
Elisa A. Korentayer AKA Elisa Korenne
State
MN
Phone
(218) 640-2132
Email
elisa@elisakorenne.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Michael Eble: Professor and gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris, drawing and painting; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Nancy Berns: Former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Michael Eble: Professor and gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris, drawing and painting; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Nancy Berns: Former Lake Region Arts Council Board member, radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer.