Minnesota's Legacy

Rural and Community Art Project Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,850
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Grand Rapids Players, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,850
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,150
Direct expenses
$15,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary goal of this project is to successfully stage an original play with an original score performed live for five dates the fall of 2015. We have audience attendance goals of an average of 100 people at each performance, and we also aim to entertain our audience and meet their expectations for an engaging arts experience. This project will be evaluated through ticket sales and audience attendance numbers at each performance and surveys of audience members included in the programs. Because of the emphasis of this project on supporting new creative endeavors by local artists, the artistic and musical director will each be expected to write a short reflection on the experience -- including how the process has influenced their careers, lessons learned, and suggestions for additional ways the Grand Rapids Players can nurture creativity within the community. The financial success of the project will be reflected in a balanced budget upon completion of the production.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sharon Marty-Rasmussen, Sam Grigsby, Greg Tuttle, Jennifer Eck, Michael Davis, Susie Mogan, Josh Cagle, Rachel Randle, Micha Smith, Jean Goad, Roy Peterson III, Troy Gunderson, Anna Eastman, Jason Anderson
Project Overview
Rural and Community Art Project Grants
Project Details
Grand Rapids Players Fall Production
Project Manager
First Name
Sharon
Last Name
Marty-Rasmussen
Organization Name
Grand Rapids Players, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 26
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Phone
(218) 999-9650
Email
srasmussen@isd318.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.