WDSE - The Playlist
The Playlist provides a venue for celebrating the art and artists of northern Minnesota. This series for public television stations will be comprised of 26 half-hour programs and will showcase the works of northern artists, independent filmmakers, actors, playwrights, musicians, novelists, poets, dancers, composers and craftspeople. Our audience will learn about what inspires these artists, the uniquely individual process of creating art, and experience works of art from an entirely new point of view. Viewers will also be given opportunities to connect to happenings in the local artistic community.
Broadcast of 26 programs, two repeats of each program, creation of an interactive website, creation of 6 teachers guides which will be available online. Nielsen ratings will measure audience numbers; web hits and downloads will be tracked.
The third season of The PlayList premiered on October 6, 2011 and ran through May 31, 2012. The series included 28 original half hours of programming, featuring 232 performing and visual artist, musicians, and organizers. The programs were broadcast live and posted online at www.theplaylistonline.org. Sixty-two arts organizations collaborated with The PlayList producers to showcase numerous arts events and artists working in 35 communities in northern Minnesota including Duluth, Grand Rapids, Two Harbors, Cloquet, Ely, Grand Marais, Meadowlands, Eveleth, Gilbert, Orr, Virginia, Saginaw, Hermantown, Barnum, Britt, Hibbing, Aitkin, Pengilly, Holyoke, Nashwauk, Chisholm, Nevis Big Fork, Big lake, and Floodwood.
The PlayList actively showcases the work of northern artists, independent filmmakers, actors, playwrights, musicians, novelists, poets, dancers, composers and craftspeople. The program aired locally and across the state on the Minnesota Channel, giving taxpayers an opportunity to learn about what inspires these artists, the uniquely individual process of creating art, and experience performances from an entirely new point of view. Viewers interested in learning more about individual artists, arts organization and arts education were able to access additional information through our www.theplaylistonline.org website. The PlayList website allows browsers to view individual PlayList segments and past programs, connect to art happenings in the community, and see advanced program information. Six creative lesson plans for teachers and 16 hours of streaming online content brought the work of MN artists to thousands of students and viewers. From July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 PlayList content has logged 24,639 page views and 109,665 on-line video views.
Viewer memberships and Corporation for Public Broadcasting