Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
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. More community and nonprofit organizations become involved in presenting touring artists and arts organizations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Cantus was presented in a full concert by the Marshall Fine Arts Center on September 13, 2012, and gave a short version of the concert to a group at Avera Hospital (sponsor of concert). On March 19, 2013, Cantus was presented by Bethel Lutheran Church in a full concert to a sold out house. Neither Willmar nor Marshall have the resources to present an ensemble like Cantus due to our touring fee. However, we demonstrated that both cities have the desire and ability to present professional artists if the obstacle of revenue and expense is removed. Particularly in Willmar, we were overwhelmed with the positive and significant response to our concert. 2: Cantus had never performed in Marshall or Willmar. This was our first visit to both communities.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tom Northenscold, Chair; Barbara Thomas, vice chair; Andrew Davis, treasurer; Amanda Davisson, secretary; Doug Affinito, Martha Graber, Wendy Holmes, Libby Larsen, Noel McCormick, Marit Smaby Nowlin, Jean Parish, David Ranheim, Karl Reichert, Adam Reinwald, Don Ristad, Shahzore Shah,
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
At the invitation of the Marshall and Willmar communities, Cantus will perform their inspirational program, On the Shoulders of Giants, and provide community forums on working as a collaborative ensemble/team.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Street Address
1221 Nicollet Ave Ste 231
Zip Code
(612) 435-0046x 2
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