Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
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. We tallied new venues and audiences at each of the eleven Arts Tour performances throughout the state and compared those records to past activities.
This was an expansion of previous programming. CLIMB wrote and produced A Deeper Look in 2011 for the Owatonna Public Schools, but this grant allowed us to tour with eight actors for this performance instead of our usual two to four performers. We toured to ten colleges on eleven campuses throughout the state. This is the first time that CLIMB has performed its original plays for audiences at the collegiate level. We were also able to perform in East Grand Forks for the first time. 2: We contacted fifty-five educational institutions throughout Greater Minnesota. We cast a wide net and tried to find organizations that were interested in an arts experience with an acceptance of differences focus, and could also commit to the anticipated time frame, costs, and other logistical requirements. Eleven different college campuses hosted CLIMB’s presentation. One school had never before hosted a touring arts performance. Often, college students don’t have a lot of access to professional arts activities, due to time and budget constraints. By providing students with a professional play and a follow-up activity, students were able to engage with the arts free of charge. The colleges also explained that art addressing important issues, like diversity, is in high demand.
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