Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,410
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Plays in Morris
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stevens
Traverse
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
$1,410
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,650
Direct expenses
$3,060
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To enliven and enhance the cultural life of the community at large and its visitors. To contribute to the economic vitality of the area's (Morris, Alberta, Chokio) downtowns and the growth of regional tourism. To secure a local facility/building to better facilitate Plays In Morris's performance and educational goals and to provide fiscal and housing security for the future. To develop an educational program to help potential performers and crew to: increase self-confidence; enrich their understanding and appreciation of the arts; prepare for future opportunities at Plays in Morris and elsewhere. We plan to provide two different surveys: 1 - Families of participants: these surveys will rate the experience the students had and their feelings towards the program 2 - Community Members: these surveys will ask about the community impact and the final 'productions'.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Plays in Morris will continue to provide youth and community theatre. It is a need for this community.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Abby Weick, Ken Hodgson, Linda Hodgson
Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To provide drama camps throughout the year after school and during school holidays with the goal of creating a Junior Theatre group in Stevens County.

Project Manager
First Name
Joseph
Last Name
Ferriero
Organization Name
The Plays in Morris
Street Address
PO Box 403
City
Morris
State
MN
Zip Code
56267
Phone
(320) 497-4954
Email
joe@playsinmorris.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No