Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lisa M. Fuglie AKA Monroe Crossing
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wabasha
Steele
Becker
Mower
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Pope
Itasca
St. Louis
Lyon
Nobles
Jackson
Crow Wing
Rice
Todd
Otter Tail
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
$80,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$20,000
Direct expenses
$100,000
Administration costs
$9,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
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)

To date, 15 of the 16 scheduled concerts and educational programs as outlined in the original grant proposal have been completed. In each community, we presented a concert and educational outreach element in various venues, to include theaters, performing arts centers, school auditoriums, and open air venues. The educational component varied, depending primarily on public school schedules and availability, or the time of year. In most cases, this was a multimedia History of Bluegrass K-12 program presented to the student body, or to smaller groups such as band, orchestra and choir students. Attendance of each concert, school program or outreach event was recorded. Presenter partners kept data regarding underprivileged and/or underserved groups that participated. We received direct feedback from our presenter partners on the artistic and financial efficacy of the concerts, and hundreds of surveys and questionnaires from students and attending teachers and educators. 2: One of the project goals was to present world-class bluegrass concerts and educational programs to communities that had never been visited by Monroe Crossing, or not in many years. For a Twin Cities-based artist that is approaching 1500 concert appearances in their 13 years, that is not as easy as one would think. New venues and presenter partners included the Moonshine Showcase in Wabasha, Music in Owatonna, Marshall Area Fine Arts Council in Marshall, Jackson County Central Schools in Jackson, and the James W. Mann Center in New York Mills. It had been a number of years since Monroe Crossing last performed in Detroit Lakes, Austin, Willmar, Glenwood, Worthington and Pequot Lakes. And it was Monroe Crossing's first opportunity in every community to present a concert in combination with an educational outreach program. The evaluation process of the intended outcomes is described above in the response to question A.2. and is listed here again. Attendance of each concert, school program or outreach event was recorded. Presenter partners kept data regarding underprivileged and/or underserved groups that participated. We received direct feedback from our presenter partners on the artistic and financial efficacy of the concerts, and hundreds of surveys and questionnaires from students and attending teachers and educators.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
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Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Lisa Fuglie and Monroe Crossing will contribute to the growth and perpetuation of bluegrass in nonmetropolitan communities across Minnesota, through entertaining and educational concerts of traditional and original music, multimedia K-12 educational outre
Project Manager
First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Fuglie
Organization Name
Lisa M. Fuglie AKA Monroe Crossing
State
MN
Phone
(612) 720-5691
Email
lisa@monroecrossing.com
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
Yes