Project Grant - Round 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Community Education
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
July 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wright
McLeod
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,650
Direct expenses
$16,650
Administration costs
$350
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The audience will be exposed to live theatre including acting, dance, vocal and instrumental music, enjoying a memorable, entertaining experience for all ages. This exposure may encourage future attendance and participation in the arts. The cast and crew will be encouraged to grow with the help of artistic instruction and collaboration. This growth will provide a stronger foundation for future art projects in our communities and mentoring opportunities.Exit survey of audience will measure the level of the show's entertainment value, artistic presentation and lasting impression. Of the people surveyed, 75% will rate the entertainment value, artistic presentation and lasting impression as a 7 or higher on a scale of 1-10. Audience members will also be able to give written comments. Addressed and stamped postcards and envelopes will also be available for return of surveys and comments for audience members who want more time for reflection on this activity. The survey will be given to audience members at the performances. A social of donated beverages and cookies in the theater commons will provide time to complete the survey, visit with the performers and other audience members. An added incentive for survey completion will be a ticket given for each completed survey to be entered in a prize drawing. The ticket will allow the survey participant to remain anonymous if desired. The cast and crew will complete a pre and post survey to measure their starting and ending experience level. Growth will be measured on a scale of 1-10. Growth in the arts discipline skills of acting, voice, instrumental, dance, visual, technical light and sound, set design and construction will be measured. The cast and crew will have a growth average of 1.5 or greater. The cast and crew will be given a written and verbal opportunity to provide direction for future productions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The exit survey of the audience was used to measure the level of the shows entertainment value, artistic presentation and lasting impression. Our goal was to have 75% of the audience surveyed rate the entertainment value, artistic presentation and lasting impression as a 7 or higher on a scale of 1-10. Audience members completed 311 surveys. Friday performance 96% rated surveyed questions as 7 or higher. Saturday performance 98% rated surveyed questions as 7 or higher. Sunday performance 98% rated surveyed questions as 7 or higher. The measured level for each performance was higher than our goal of 75%. The cast and crew completed pre and post surveys to measure their starting and ending experience level. Growth in the arts discipline skills of acting, voice, instrumental, dance, visual, technical light and sound, set design and construction was measured on a scale of 1-10. The goal was to have a growth average of 1.5 or greater. Forty five participants completed the pre and post survey with a growth average of 2.35. This was higher than the goal.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dan Schaible, Jamie Wiech, Michelle Heuer, Jesse Tintes, Joanie Kocher, Rick Smith, Paul Weibel
Project Overview
Community Theatre Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
Project Details
The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Theatre will bring Fiddler on the Roof, based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, to the stage July 12-14, 2013 at the Laker Theater. People of all ages from these three communities and greater central Minnesota will be encouraged to perform and lend their talents.
Project Manager
First Name
Margaret
Last Name
Marketon
Organization Name
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Community Education
Street Address
801 8th Ave PO Box 708
City
Howard Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
55349
Phone
(320) 543-3600
Email
mmarketon@hlww.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School Art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint JohnÆs University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Charlene Sul: Art Director û Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: former member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, former county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint JohnÆs University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive director of Elk River Arts Alliance, a career school administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School Art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member, College of Saint Benedict/Saint JohnÆs University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Charlene Sul: Art Director û Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: former member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, former county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint JohnÆs University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive director of Elk River Arts Alliance, a career school administrator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No