Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,700
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Alexandria Area Arts Association AKA Andria Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2016
End Date
April 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Grant
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,700
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,100
Direct expenses
$17,800
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To produce an approachable and exciting adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' which is compelling to our area audiences. To provide an opportunity for our audience to ask questions and discuss Shakespeare which will add to their understanding. To provide hands on workshops which reinforce the experience of the play and teach students unique skills not usually available to them in regular classes. To provide a quality Community Theatre production which will show the students and adults that they needn't be professional actors to participate in an enriching theatre arts experience. To plant the seed that the attendees may want to join in on the Community Theatre experience either onstage or backstage. 1. We will speak with attendees at our Q and A on opening night as well as surveying our audiences, we will agree that at least 60% of our audience members will respond positively and express whether or not their attitudes about Shakespeare have changed.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The participants in our Q&A were very complimentary about the performance. They had many questions for the actors and staff about the preparation to produce a work of Shakespeare including what it took to put the set together, as well as many other questi

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Allen, Becky Byrne, Chuck Grussing, Holly Wallerich, Kelly Prestby, Nicole Fernholz, Peter Woit
Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To produce Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" along with 2 Shakespeare Days for area high school students with performance and workshops.

Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Hermes
Organization Name
Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. AKA Alexandria Area Arts Association
Street Address
618 Broadway St
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308
Phone
(320) 762-8300
Email
ann@alexandriaareaarts.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; 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; 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.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; 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; 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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Lake Region Arts Council, Maxine Adams (218) 739-5780