Minnesota's Legacy

Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Great River Educational Arts Theatre AKA GREAT Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Morrison
Todd
Pope
Kandiyohi
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Morrison
Todd
Pope
Kandiyohi
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$54,260
Direct expenses
$61,260
Administration costs
$3,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through this production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, we intend to create and execute a high-quality artistic live performing arts experience; deliver an accessible, fun, and engaging arts event for the entire community; and share Great River Educational Arts Theatre’s core value Honoring the imagination of children. This production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will accomplish the following goals, 1) provide a creative, theatrical experience for the audience of 5,264 individuals, including 4,020 youth, 2) give actors the life-changing opportunity to work with a professional artistic staff, 3) engage 40 youth and teen community actors as members of the cast, as well as 12 crew and 80 volunteers, 4) create and execute a high-quality artistic live performing arts experience, 5) deliver an accessible, fun, and engaging arts event for the entire community, and 6) share the theme that Honoring the imagination of children. Great River Educational Arts Theatre is proud to be part of the Central Minnesota Arts Community that creates impressive high quality work in a variety of disciplines! The proposed outcomes will be measured by audience surveys, ticket sales, crew and volunteer feedback, and artistic director evaluation. We currently use Up Front Consulting to create our evaluation tools. The proposed outcomes will be measured by audience surveys, ticket sales, crew and volunteer feedback, and artistic director evaluation. We currently use Up Front Consulting to create our evaluation tools. Both qualitative and quantitative data is gathered, then analyzed. This information is then used to make adjustments to our programs are made in order to meet demands of our constituents and/or increase the effectiveness of that activity.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" accomplished the following goals, 1) provided a creative, theatrical experience for the audience of 5,000+ individuals, including youth, 2) gave community actors the life-changing opportunity to work with a professional artistic staff, 3) engaged 38 youth and teen community actors as members of the cast, as well as 11 crew and 80+ volunteers, 4) created and executed a high-quality artistic live performing arts experience, 5) delivered an accessible, fun, and engaging arts event for the entire community, and 6) shared the theme that "Honoring the imagination of children."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Marianne Arnzen, Bonnie Bologna, Barbara Carlson, Don Christenson, Joanne Dorsher, Brady Hughs, Patrick LaLonde, Steve Palmer, Monica Segura-Schwartz, Pat Thompson
Project Overview
Project Grant
Project Details
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Project Manager
First Name
Dennis
Last Name
Whipple
Organization Name
Great River Educational Arts Theatre AKA GREAT Theatre
Street Address
919 St Germain St W Ste 3000
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56301-3407
Phone
(320) 258-2787
Email
dennis@greattheatre.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, member of Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: photographer, volunteer at local arts center and photography club; Mark Nelson: Music teacher, choral director, community theatre director, Board Member of American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota; Justin Lewandowski: Music advocate, promoter and booking agent, writer, actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, member of Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: photographer, volunteer at local arts center and photography club; Mark Nelson: Music teacher, choral director, community theatre director, Board Member of American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota; Justin Lewandowski: Music advocate, promoter and booking agent, writer, actor.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No