Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nautilus Music-Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Nautilus Music-Theater will tour their chamber opera/music-theater productions and workshops to Bemidji, Bigfork, Duluth, L'Homme Dieu, Plainview, and Saint Cloud, sponsored in each city by an established presenter.

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

Daniel Adolphson: Director of Program Engagement, COMPAS.; Timothy Cassidy: Metal sculptor.; Larry Fredlund: Board member, Isanti County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.; Lawrence Gorrell: Program director, Master of Arts in Human Development and Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Management, St Mary's University.; Jeanne Kosfeld: Creative director, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Exhibition judge, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.; Jessica Lourey: Member of Sisters in Crime, The Loft Literary Center, and Lake Superior Writers. Board member, Mystery Writers of America. Writer and educator.; Ward Merrill: Executive director, Backus Community Center.; Rita Mustaphi: Founder and artistic director, Katha Dance Theatre. Choreographer, dancer, and educator.|Jeanne Willcoxon, Assistant professor of theater, St Olaf College.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Unused grant funds of $7,203 returned, original grant amount was $96,120.

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We toured I AM ANNE FRANK to Winona, ALICE UNWRAPPED to New York Mills, ALICE UNWRAPPED to Fergus Falls, THE VIEW FROM HERE to Plainview, and NAUTILUS IN CONCERT to Bigfork. Evaluation was ongoing, with constant contact between sponsor and artists; we then did a follow up through phone interviews. We also solicited written comments from audiences in Winona via email.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sarah Johnson, Ben Krywosz, Tina Meckel, Josh Miles, James Payne
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nautilus Music-Theater
Street Address
308 Prince St Ste 250
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 298-9913
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

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