|Webinar → Sharing the Process: Re-Opening the Performing Arts in Ireland|
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 am → Register Here
Registration is required, and limited to 100 attendees. A recording will be made available for later viewing. Please only register if you plan to join us live.
The re-opening of live performing arts across the State of Minnesota in the COVID-19 world will depend to a large degree on ensuring the safety of the back of the house, the front of the house, the actors, and the audience. Minnesotans have begun that discussion on live opening guidelines and the dialogue is continuing.
The Minnesota Theater Alliance, with Springboard for the Arts, Lake Region Arts Council, Central MN Arts Board, Region 2 Arts Council, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, will host a webinar with Dr. James Gambone, Professor of Public Health at Capella University and a Minnesota theater producer and director; and Peter Jordan from SLUA, an Irish safety consultancy group working with Irish theater companies on safe opening guidelines. The purpose of the webinar will be to present the “Irish Model” for live theater reopening which will happen throughout Ireland on August 10th of this year.
This educational forum will be an opportunity to learn what our colleagues in Ireland are doing to ensure safe re-openings for their performing arts. The webinar will also allow Minnesota participants to ask questions and share their particular theater opening obstacles.
More information available at mntheateralliance.org
The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater has had to adapt due to the pandemic. They have postponed their Summer 2020 shows to 2021.
Instead, they will be holding community concerts each Tuesday at 5 pm on Pioneer 90.1 radio during the summer. These concerts include a variety of performers including singers, musicians, and monologues.
To listen, tune to Pioneer Radio 90.1 FM on Tuesdays at 5pm. Watch our FaceBook page or the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater FaceBook page to see the lineup of performers each week. Videos of individual performances will also be added to their FaceBook page.
Minnesota Theater Alliance’s One-day, capacity-building workshop and conversations for organizations and individuals in Minnesota’s performing arts community.
Performing arts organizations — including the artists, administrators, board members, and volunteers — must be tended in order to thrive, build capacity, and take care of the holistic well-being of the people involved. Please join the Minnesota Theater Alliance and a dynamic group of presenters for useful workshops and conversations around the themes of establishing strong roots for capacity building and positive community impact. (Hence the catchy garden metaphor…!)
October 19, 2019 — 9:00am – 5:00pm
Walker Bay Theater, Walker
- A Statewide View of our Performing Arts
- Celebrating Inclusive Arts
- Program Evaluation 101: Crafting a Plan to Get Data You Can Actually Use
- Stage and Production Management: Building your Craft
- Building Ensemble and Individual Agency
- Performing Arts Administration: Wearing all the Hats
- Open Space ConversationsYou bring the topics! What does your community need to discuss right now?
For more information, including schedule and presenter info, click here
This event is open to any performing arts practitioner in any part of Minnesota. We have structured five events in central locations across the state to be as conveniently located for you as possible. It is great to connect with new performing arts practitioners in your vicinity, especially when you can access such a range of capacity-building content in just one day.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
Where: Win-E-Mac Arts & Event Center: 23130 345th St SE, Erskine, MN 56535
Cost: $15.00 per attendee (includes lunch)
Mileage reimbursement available (see below for details)
Put this on your calendar!
A day for performance arts makers in our region to get together, gain some knowledge, share some knowledge, and meet others with the same goal: producing quality performance arts.
Sessions will include:
- Designing and Maintaining a Website—bring a laptop that can connect to the Internet
- Sound Design and Operation
- Creating a Production Calendar
- Time to Network with Others
- Facebook for Organizations
- Concert Series Info Sharing
- And More—we may be adding other topics, so stay tuned
Who is this workshop intended for?
- Directors: Learn some tech basics and—perhaps more importantly–how to dialogue with others to create a comprehensive production.
- Board members: gain insight into the world of “what’s going on behind the scenes”. Also, easy and inexpensive ways to manage staff, volunteers, box office and publicity.
- Technicians and those who would like to become Technicians
- Volunteers of every aspect of music, theater, dance and concert series production: those who want to step into this world but lack knowledge and confidence.
- Young/old/seasoned veterans/newcomers: there will be time to ask questions, give answers and get to know others in our region.
Presenters for the workshop include Andrew Hanson, Jane Anderson and Bruce Elseth.
Registration: Call NWMAC receptionist at 218-745-6733 and leave your name, organization, city, contact phone, email; or email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $15.00. Paypal is available on donations page of NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org or you can pay with cash/check to NWMAC, 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762.
Mileage reimbursement for those from our service area of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties in Minnesota that travel over 90 miles round trip to attend. A form will be provided at the workshop to request reimbursement.
Arna Rennan to Perform in Concert on October 14 at 2:00PM at the Fosston Library Arts Theater
Welcome to a world of joyful dance music, the sound of ballads from hundreds of years ago, and the stories of trolls, giants and the underground world in nature. Arna has lived in the mountains where these beliefs were alive and well, as well as studied in depth the music and culture at the Institute of Folk Culture in Telemark. As a child of immigrants, her experience imparts insight into the values and traits that are woven into our identity as descendants of immigrants in the Midwest.
Arna is an experienced performer who carries on a conversation with her audience, often responding to questions and requests of certain songs and melodies. Being both an old soul and young at heart, her performances are easily adapted to all ages.
Her Performance of “Treasures Left Behind”
Featuring Ballads from the Middle Ages, Arna brings to life the sound and sentiment of Nordic people as they lived hundreds of years ago. She sets the scene by telling the story of the song first. They are from the fantastic world of spells cast, justice served, powerful kings, underground elves, love and longing. Arna sings, plays the “langeleik” a northern European dulcimer and the overtone flute. She attaches dancing figures to her fingers with string as a grandmother would have entertained her children. These are beautiful and captivating stories and songs for the young and old.
Arrowhead Regional Library System
Kitchigami Library System
Lake Aggassiz Library System
Great River Library System
The Reif Center in Grand Rapids
Vesterheim Museum in Decorah Iowa
Hjemkomst Festival in Moorhead MN
Mindekirken in Minneapolis, MN
University of Chicago Folk Music Festival
Institute for Folk Traditions in Washington DC
Schools, churches and senior homes
In addition to the Sunday concert, Arna will be sharing her storytelling talents to students at Magelssen Elementary.
The concert is free and open to all ages. A time for refreshments and a chance to meet the artist will follow the concert. This activity is hosted by the Fosston Community Library and Arts Center (FCLAA) and is made possible by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.