Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Allalaghatta Pavan AKA A Pavan
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,367
Direct expenses
$12,367
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A performance set for a new Tabla Ensemble, with new and reworked compositions, will be performed in May 2016. The performance set will have at least ten compositions for Tabla, with at least five newly created by Pavan. Audience feedback will be collected at the first concert and used to improve the set. 2: A final public performance of the newly created Tabla Ensemble led by Pavan will be held in November 2016. More rehearsals and feedback from the first concert will help fine tune the performance set for Nov. Audience feedback will be gathered in Nov too. A six member Tabla Ensemble would be created.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A concert by my new Tabla Ensemble was held at the Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis in Feb, featuring poetic Tabla drumming compositions arranged by me. A survey was handed to the audience with the program notes at the concert. We designed a written survey with twelve questions, to receive insightful feedback on the success of the concert. The questions related to their overall impressions of the concert, whether the content met their expectations, suggestions for the next concert, the quality of the music, performers, sound and stage. Survey results were analyzed by me after the concert. A Q and A session was also held after the concert. 2: A final concert by my new Tabla ensemble AAVARTAN was held at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis in June, featuring many new works. A survey was handed to the audience with the program notes at the final concert. I designed a written survey with eight questions, to provide feedback on the success of the concert. The questions related to their overall impressions of the concert, whether the content met the audience expectations, suggestions for future, the quality of the music, performers, sound and stage. Survey results were analyzed by me for the concert.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Pavan will create a new tabla ensemble (north Indian classical drum) in Minneapolis, conduct workshops and rehearsals, and hold two public performances.
Project Manager
First Name
Allalaghatta
Last Name
Pavan
Organization Name
Allalaghatta Pavan AKA A Pavan
State
MN
Phone
(612) 508-3716
Email
tabaliya@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jason Allen: Electronic performance artist and producer; Colleen Bertsch: Violinist; Artist Initiative grantee; Annette Enneking: Actress, dancer, fight director, teaching artist, songwriter, and musician; Paul Fonfara: Musician; Artist Initiative grantee; deVon Gray: Composer and multi-instrumentalist; Katrina Mundinger: Clarinetist; Artist Initiative grantee; Joseph Tougas: Musician and songwriter
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No