Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$6,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Theatre L'Homme Dieu will offer transportation to and from the theatre without charge to up to 50 individuals with mobility issues for each of the six Sunday matinee performances. We will measure the success of reaching our project goals through the number of individuals taking advantage of the free transportation. An exit survey of Activities Directors in the various involved facilities will also measure their assessment of the impact of the service on their residents. Those individuals using the free transportation will also be surveyed regarding their experience in using the service and attending the shows. We believe expansion of accessibility broadens the theatre’s audience and visibility in the community. We can further measure the success of our project by increases in ticket sales and individual support from new donors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The seniors were enthusiastic about the service. The overall indication is that this would be a welcome service in the future. The responses were such that there is motivation to have conversations with and potentially collaborate with Alexandria Area Arts Association to provide free senior transportation to Sunday performances at both our theaters throughout the year.

Description of Funds
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 provide transportation to seniors and others who are not mobile and therefore unable to attend Theatre L'Homme Dieu productions during Summer 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Hermes
Organization Name
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Street Address
1875 County Rd 120 NE PO Box 1086
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308
Phone
(320) 846-3150
Email
tlhd@tlhd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kari Adams: Studio artist, graphic designer, printmaker; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; 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
Kari Adams: Studio artist, graphic designer, printmaker; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; 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.