Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Duluth Superior Symphony Association AKA Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
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)

More Minnesotans were exposed to the arts because of this tour. Many Minnesotans who had not attended a symphony orchestra before were able to participate. We engaged artists in at least six additional services (concerts and rehearsals), thus providing more opportunity for artists in Minnesota. We interviewed community members and musicians and guest artists in all of these programs. All were able to articulate that the arts are interwoven into every facet of community life. Through the Arts Tour grant we were able to bring the symphony orchestra experience to diverse audiences in four greater Minnesota small communities; Virginia, Hibbing, Two Harbors and Cloquet. We performed in auditoriums in each of these high schools and we were able to reach students and adults. Many music students attended with their parents. Minnesotans believe the arts are vital to who we are. In two of our concerts (Virginia and Two Harbors) our Young Artist Competition winner performed and so did Jazz Violinist Randy Sabien. Randy talked about how great it is to have young people performing and spoke of his experiences growing up with music and now making music his career. 2: We were able to reach out to new communities and different venues in these communities where symphonic music is not regularly performed.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kathi Beasley, Jeff Cadwell, Mary Katherine Cohen, Ruth Ann Eaton, Christabel Grant, Peter Hedstrom, Chris Hill, Faith Hensrud, Sheryl Wood Holm an, Mamie Hughes, Jeff Iisakka, Jill Kaiser, Jim Korthals, Elise Kuuti, Dennis Lamkin, Lucia Magney, Cathy McCarty, Pat Mast, Roger Pellett, Peter Person , Patrick Spott, Dave Steininger, Jeff Tucker, Christopher Virta, Monte Wittmann, Mary Ann Ulishney, Larry Zimmerman
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
In effort to widen their net of symphonic listeners, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will tour its exciting symphonic programs to the communities of Two Harbors, Cloquet, Virginia, and Hibbing.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Duluth Superior Symphony Association AKA Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
331 W Superior St Ste 100
Zip Code
(218) 623-3776
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