Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Red Wing Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Red Wing Arts Association will open its 2012 summer Concerts in the Park series with a youth educational workshop and concert by the chamber orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia.
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
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. The goal was to have the Minnesota Sinfonia perform in Red Wing for the first time, and they did. We evaluated the numbers of students participating; we had eight perform at the concert, and several more participated in the workshop. We also evaluated attendance at the park performance; we estimate that we nearly reached our goal of 500. Other evaluations include ratings by the orchestra, which averaged over four out of five. And audience response to the concert was extremely positive with a standing ovation at the end of the concert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota Sinfonia performed at a concert in Red Wing Central Park. And the local Sound Strings organization conducted a workshop for disadvantaged children who are taking strings lessons. The children also performed at the concert, and program information was presented at the concert. We have not had the resources before to include a full orchestra in our summer concert series, but have wanted to do so. Red Wing Arts Association contacted Jay Fishman and he was interested in bringing Sinfonia to Red Wing. With this program, seasoned professional musicians encouraged young musicians, and during the intermission and after the concert, members of the audience also visited with the musicians. This was one of the most successful aspects of the evening. 2: This was the first opportunity Sinfonia has had to perform in Red Wing. It was also the first opportunity the Red Wing Arts Association has had to have a full orchestra perform in our Concerts in the Parks series. Our organization and this series serve the Red Wing area, including the communities of Red Wing, Goodhue, Lake City, and Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Cowles Council: Gloria Sewell, Blythe Brenden, Richard P. Carroll, Wendy Dayton, Terrance R. Dolan, Rebecca Driscoll, Michelle Grabanski-Pohlad, Barbara Hamilton-Sustad, Colin Hamilton, Katherine Hayes, Joe Humke, Ember Reichgott Junge, Lynn Kohlasch, Will Law, L. Kelley Lindquist, Peggy Lucas, Kimberly Macey, Mary Margaret MacMillan, Colleen McGough-Wood, Nadine McGuire, Jennifer Melin Miller, Patrick Mosher, Irene Quarshie, Elizabeth Redleaf, Patricia Ronning, Doug Seim, Leah Sixkiller, John Skogmo, Susan White, Nicole Woodhouse
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Red Wing Arts Association
Street Address
418 Levee St
Red Wing
Zip Code
(651) 388-7569
Administered By
Administered by

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

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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