Minnesota's Legacy

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,344
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Icebox Radio Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2018
End Date
May 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Koochiching
Koochiching
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,344
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,865
Direct expenses
$11,209
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is to continue to improve the quality of our shows in our quest to 'bring the Northland's stories to the world'. The Internet is a crowded place so we must continue to improve the quality of our writing, directing, acting and sound effects art if we are to earn a larger audience and fulfill our mission for our artists, our audience and our community. Our plan is to use website metrics that measure audience size and reaction to judge the overall quality of our plays. To do this, we will need to equate the quality of our work with how the audience interacts with it. Primarily, we'll be using metrics from our podcast host site Spreaker.com to help us judge how our show is being received. The two main metrics on Spreaker.com are 'Downloads' indicating the number of times our shows have been downloaded, and 'Live Listens' indicating the number of times someone has clicked the 'play' button to listen to one of our shows while visiting our page at Spreaker.com. We will chart these two metrics over the year hoping to see growth in both statistics.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our plan was to use website metrics that measure audience size and reaction to judge the overall quality of our plays. To do this, we needed to equate the quality of our work with how the audience interacts with it. Primarily, we used metrics from our podcast host site Spreaker.com. The two main metrics on Spreaker.com are ‘Downloads’ indicating the number of times our shows have been downloaded, and ‘Live Listens’ indicating the number of times someone has clicked the ‘play’ button to listen to one of our shows while visiting our page at Spreaker.com. In both cases, the numbers for this season declined. Downloads for the entire season were just over 6,000, while on-line streaming listens were just under 1,500. Both these numbers were considerably lower than we'd hoped.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved some of the proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details

Icebox Radio Theater 2018/19 Season.

Project Manager
First Name
Jeffrey
Last Name
Adams
Organization Name
Icebox Radio Theater
Street Address
PO Box 46
City
International Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56649
Phone
(218) 283-5570
Email
iceboxradio51@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Johnnie Hyde: choreographer and dance teacher, publisher; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Keiko Williams: musician, Executive Director at Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust; Sarah Brokke-Erickson: painter, fine art instructor at the College of St. Scholastica.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No