Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,740
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
James Wedgwood Pratt AKA James Wedgwood
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
April 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Otter Tail
Traverse
Grant
Douglas
Stevens
Pope
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
$23,740
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$23,740
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To produce a 30 minute comedic variety show pilot in order to pitch a TV program in the region. To secure future sponsors in order to continue to produce the 30 minute, monthly TV show, MINNESHOWTA. We will measure the viewership of the program as the show grows in popularity with Pioneer Public's analytics, which are already in place. I would also like to do a mailing to the contributors to Pioneer Public Television with a questionnaire to get their feedback. Additionally, I plan to pass out an evaluation sheet for members of the live studio audience to help improve future shows. Our best measurement will be if the pilot is picked up and additional shows are broadcast.

Measurable Outcome(s)

OVERALL, VERY GOOD! We received many positive and constructive comments. The concept of a Variety show proved itself in that some individuals liked one aspect of the most while others enjoyed something else. This said to me it is a strong show that sho

Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To produce a TV show pilot, "Minneshowta," a 30 minute variety show featuring family friendly comedy and music hosted by a James Wedgewood, Ventriloquist.

Project Manager
First Name
James
Last Name
Wedgwood Pratt
Organization Name
James Wedgwood Pratt AKA James Wedgwood
State
MN
Phone
(651) 227-7180
Email
jamesp19595@yahoo.com
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