Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$46,803
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Anoka-Ramsey Community College AKA Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cook
Itasca
Nicollet
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$46,803
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,953
Direct expenses
$58,756
Administration costs
$12,750
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.33
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations have more opportunities to tour their work throughout the state. Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations tour to communities and regions they haven’t previously visited.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Through the grant, five Minnesota ceramic artists were able to bring their artistry and work to five communities and over 2,500 individuals around the state. Because of the interest expressed, we added a fifth site to the tour. Attendance at these sites was significant with attendees traveling some distance to take part. By using both the video presentation and the presence of a noted ceramics artist, the public was able to see the depth and breadth of the ceramics tradition in Minnesota as well as experience firsthand the work of the artist. In the returned surveys, 70% of attendees at one opening indicated that they were introduced to new artists. 74% would like to see additional ceramics exhibits at the venues used by the tour. 2. Evaluation was carried out through an evaluation/survey instrument presented at each of the gallery openings/receptions/demonstrations. Evaluations consisted of a series of eleven questions designed to gather information on from participants on their interaction with ceramic art and their perception of the event and exhibit. Participants were asked to fill out the evaluation and return. Surveys were collected and data compiled by the Anoka Ramsey Community College Research Department. 2: 1. The ceramic artists on tour had an opportunity to visit locations and share background on their work where they would not normally be able to visit. Ceramics artists, while sharing a rich tradition in Minnesota, do not generally have the resources to cover the expenses of touring to different parts of the state. Additionally, the artists had an opportunity to meet with the public and share on a more personal level their vision and work. This included an exhibition, opening reception and gallery talk and demonstrations in each of the locations. The tour broadened the understanding of ceramics artistry and exposed a greater part of the state to this tradition. 62% of attendees responding to surveys from three of the openings stated that the information at the workshop was completely new to them. 2. Evaluation was carried out through a evaluation/survey instrument presented at each of the gallery openings/receptions/demonstrations. Evaluations consisted of a series of eleven questions designed to gather information from participants on their interaction with ceramic art and their perception of the event and exhibit. Participants were asked to fill out the evaluation and return. Surveys were collected and data compiled by the Anoka Ramsey Community College Research Department.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tony Palumbo, Jerry Koch, Tom Lehn, Jim Gromberg, Ryan Carlson, Mark Ethen, Julie Gotham, John Jung, Mindy Kveton, Randy Leja, Patrick McVary, Eric Olson, Kristi Riley, David Walch, EX-OFFICIO: Dr. Kent Hanson, Melanie Waite-Altringer, Kelly Charpentier-Berg, Marc Johnson,
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire tour will bring professional ceramic artists and their work to four greater Minnesota communities, offering exhibitions, gallery talks, and screenings of a documentary film about the featured artists and workshops.
Project Manager
First Name
Mark
Last Name
Lambert
Organization Name
Anoka-Ramsey Community College AKA Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus
Street Address
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
City
Coon Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
55433-3470
Phone
(763) 433-1307
Email
mark.lambert@anokaramsey.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Lynne Beck: Development director, COMPAS.; Steven Downing: Consultant, Northern Community Radio. School Board member, Northern Lights Community School. Trustee, Northland Foundation. Writer, musician, teacher, and arts administrator.; Stephanie Eichman: Executive director, Minnesota Dance Ensemble.; Jane Gudmundson: Artist and arts educator.; Athena Kildegaard: Lecturer, University of Minnesota Morris.; Jeff Larson: Producing director, Minnesota Fringe Festival.; Alberta Marana: Landscape artist.; Peter Pestalozzi: Board member, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Co-owner, Oddessy Design Works. Furniture designer/craftsman.; Kathleen Ray: Executive director, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center. Theater artist and playwright.|Dyani Reynolds-WhiteHawk, Arts project manager, Native American Development Institute. Traditional Lakota and contemporary artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No