Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,730
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Gooseberry Park Players
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

To pay for site rentals; set construction shop and rehearsal/performance space in 2017.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; 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; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; 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

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; 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; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; 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
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
$3,730
Other Funds Leveraged
$73,073
Direct expenses
$76,803
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide young people with a unique, educational, vocational and multigenerational summer theatre experience with no participation fee. The Gooseberry Park Players focus on productions created specifically for a youth theatre company ages 11 to 18, based on classic and contemporary dramatic literature designed to inform, educate and entertain a family audience of all ages. Gooseberry Park Players and its board members are continually evaluating and discussing the opportunity we provide youth actors and the performances we produce for the community. The full board meets monthly to do needs assessment and prepare for that year's production. We ask cast, crew, and parents to fill out evaluation forms at the end of each season. We measure our success on a quantitative level by monitoring ticket sales, audition numbers, youth participation and comments we received from the audience, cast, and parents. The Gooseberry Park Players board uses these evaluative response in considering the next year's production and staffing.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We feel we met or exceeded every goal including striving for 100% family participation, where each family volunteers their time toward making the production a success. We tracked volunteer hours for each family throughout the process and every family did volunteer a substantial number of hours. Over 4506 volunteer hours were contributed by families and board members in producing the show this season.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Beth Brasil, Charlie Duchene, Dana Haagenson, Faith Lahlum, Frank Pierce, Gary Nickell, Grace Matheson, Ilene Cohen-Pearson, Janelle Leiseth, Lanah Olson, Laura Slicer, Lorrie LaDuke, Rebecca Moore, Shelley Gompf, Susie Nickell
Project Manager
First Name
Gary
Last Name
Nickell
Organization Name
The Gooseberry Park Players
Street Address
PO Box 362
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Zip Code
56560
Phone
(218) 233-0199
Email
info@gooseberryparkplayers.org
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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Location

133 Mill Street South
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Phone
218-739-5780 or 800-262-2787 (MN Only)
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