Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,880
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Michael B. Nelson
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Todd
Rice
Winona
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
$24,880
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,495
Direct expenses
$30,375
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)

The Hornheads presented concerts at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota on September 27, 2012, in Staples, Minnesota on September 29, 2012, at Shattuck-Saint Mary's School in Faribault, Minnesota on February 7, 2013 and on February 14, 2014 at Saint Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota. Each of the four presenters was sent an electronic survey following the concerts. The presenters rated the performances as either Excellent or Good (the top 2 of 5 ratings) in the following categories: Artistic quality of musicians; Musician's interaction with the audience; Musician's interaction with you and your staff; Selection of music performed; Communication leading up to the performance; Contracting process; Clarity of tech requirements; Value of musician's services for the fee paid. The Hornheads presented concerts at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota on September 27, 2012, in Staples, Minnesota on September 29, 2012, at Shattuck-Saint Mary's School in Faribault, Minnesota on February 7, 2013 and on February 14, 2014 at Saint Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota. These organizations and communities were contacted in 2011 and asked to participate as presenting partners. Each responded positively and provided documentation for the grant application. The Hornheads regularly contacts Minnesota presenters through its own contacts and through its agent, Heartland Concert Artists. The Hornheads presented master classes at Shattuck-Saint Mary's School, at Saint Mary's University and Concordia College. These classes were well received. The group has presented many of these classes and the results were as anticipated. 2: The Hornheads presented concerts at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota on September 27, 2012, in Staples, Minnesota on September 29, 2012, at Shattuck-Saint Mary's School in Faribault, Minnesota on February 7, 2013 and on February 14, 2014 at Saint Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota. We played in each community for the first time. Each of the four presenters was sent an electronic survey following the concerts. The presenters rated the performances as either Excellent or Good (the top 2 of 5 ratings) in the following categories: Artistic quality of musicians; Musician's interaction with the audience; Musician's interaction with you and your staff; Selection of music performed; Communication leading up to the performance; Contracting process; Clarity of tech requirements; Value of musician's services for the fee paid. The presenting organizations were originally contacted by our agent, Heartland Concert Artists, at Arts Midwest and Minnesota Presenters Network conferences. Organizations interested in participating in our tours contacted Heartland which did the booking and routing. The September and February concerts were planned to maximize travel efficiency, thus minimizing costs. The two concerts in September followed the I-94 corridor west of the Twin Cities. The two February concerts were both located in south central Minnesota. We worked closely with each presenter to schedule master classes concurrent with the performances. The presenters provided input into the content of these classes.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Hornheads propose to tour a program of distinctive jazz, popular, and funk music to communities throughout Minnesota, sharing the ensembleÆs unique sound and musicianship with audiences and students alike.
Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
Michael B. Nelson
State
MN
Phone
(612) 722-3043
Email
mbn@hornheads.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
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
No