Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,796
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Rose Ensemble
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
January 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake
St. Louis
Douglas
Todd
Morrison
Pennington
Polk
Becker
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
$74,796
Other Funds Leveraged
$51,479
Direct expenses
$126,275
Administration costs
$24,100
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)

Eight master classes with student and adult choirs in each community. Nine concert performances were held, one in each tour community. Educational Outreach Evaluation Forms were given to each educator, conductor, and choir director that The Rose Ensemble worked with during each of the eight Master Classes (note that one Master Class was cancelled by the school at the last minute, upon our arrival). The Rose Ensemble is collecting this data (demographic information, comments, criticisms, etc.) to make improvements for next year's prospective tour. Audience Surveys were given to each concert attendee in all nine cities. A CD drawing incentive was built into the Audience Survey distribution and collection process. The Rose Ensemble is collecting and compiling this data (demographic information, comments, criticisms, etc.) to make improvements for next year's prospective tour. Tour included Silver Bay, new greater Minnesota tour community; Hibbing, new greater Minnesota tour community; Staples, new greater Minnesota tour community; Little Falls, new greater Minnesota tour community; Thief River Falls - revisited greater Minnesota tour community; Crookston, revisited greater Minnesota tour community; Detroit Lakes, new greater Minnesota tour community. A Choral Singing Master Class was held in eight communities. Members of The Rose Ensemble coached adult and student choirs on choral music in an effort to improve their skills and techniques in choral singing. Every individual that participated in a Master Class was eligible to receive a complimentary concert ticket. Post-Concert Meet and Greet sessions were held whereby all of the musicians chatted with the audience members about the music on the program and answered any questions pertaining to the audience's concert experience. 2: Rose Ensemble artists were able to perform and provide Master Classes in cities not previously visited by our group: Ely; Hibbing; Staples; Little Falls; and Detroit Lakes. This represents an expansion of our previous touring through the addition of five cities not previously visited by our artists. Silver Bay was also a new addition to the annual tour, although we had previously visited that city for other residency activities. Our strategies for the evaluation of our tour visits to new cities were the same as that used for previously visited cities: Educational Outreach Evaluation Forms were given to each educator, conductor, and choir director that The Rose Ensemble worked with during each of the eight Master Classes. The Rose Ensemble is collecting this data (demographic information, comments, criticisms, etc.) to make improvements for next year's prospective tour. Audience Surveys were given to each concert attendee in all nine cities. A CD drawing incentive was built into the Audience Survey distribution and collection process. The Rose Ensemble is collecting and compiling this data (demographic information, comments, criticisms, etc.) to make improvements for next year's prospective tour. In preparation for each Greater Minnesota Tour, the Artistic Director and Production Manager meet with the Board Program Committee, and the Executive Director. At that time cities are selected, with the intent of striking a balance between new cities and cities which are to be revisited by the tour. We also try to cover areas of the state which are infrequently visited by other arts organizations. We have found that the most preferable tour can include 8-10 cities. The concert venue contact person helped The Rose Ensemble staff to identify community choirs or school choirs that would be interested in participating in the free Master Class Educational Outreach programs. The concert venue contact person worked with our Community Liaison and The Rose Ensemble staff to identify hotels and restaurants for the ensemble's accommodations and meals. The concert venue contact and school contact persons helped The Rose Ensemble's Community Liaison in identifying local businesses that would be interested in marketing/publicity trades.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Phil Adamo, Theresa Bevilacqua, Kate Cooper, Gregg Dablke, David Gibson, Kris Kautzman, Mary McDermid, Emily Rohrer, Michael Schoeberl, Julie Schramke, Jordan Sramek, Aaron Wulff, Patricia Zurlo
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Rose Ensemble will conduct a nine city tour (5 new and 4 established venues) of Slavic Wonders ,with concerts, post-concert discussions based on research, and choral music workshops for schools or community organizations.
Project Manager
First Name
Jordan
Last Name
Sramek
Organization Name
The Rose Ensemble
Street Address
75 W 5th St Ste 314
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102-1423
Phone
(651) 225-4340x 202
Email
jordan@RoseEnsemble.org
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
Yes