Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lisa M. Fuglie AKA Monroe Crossing
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
April 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Kanabec
Clay
Meeker
Wright
Rock
Itasca
Le Sueur
St. Louis
Stevens
Goodhue
Chisago
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,750
Direct expenses
$68,750
Administration costs
$12,650
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The project allows the artist to present to eleven outstate communities in concert and supportive outreach roles. Many of the communities are ones that have not been visited in years or not visited by Franconia. Evaluation will be in the form of attendance figures, feedback, and survey results from presenters, educators, students, and audience members. 2: The project will enable the artist to collaborate with multiple community organizations, educators, schools, and businesses in addition to the presenter-partner. Empirical and anecdotal evidence of community involvement and economic impact as it relates to presenters, schools, and supportive businesses and organizations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A total of eleven world-class bluegrass concerts and educational community outreach programs were conducted in various theaters, school auditoriums, and open air venues. The educational component was primarily the band's multimedia History of Bluegrass K-12 program presented to the student body, or to select groups such as band, orchestra and choir students. Also, a mini-bluegrass camp was presented, as were collaborative rehearsals and a public concert with HS choristers. 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: Each presenter was one (or more) community non-profit arts organization collaborating with local public schools. 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

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Monroe Crossing will collaborate with eleven presenting partners in greater Minnesota to produce bluegrass concerts and supportive educational/community outreach programs about bluegrass music.
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: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. 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
Jeffery Amundson: Executive Director, Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale; Adrienne Dorn: Director of Development, The Cedar Cultural Center; Stephanie Eichman: President of the Board of Directors; Minnesota Dance Ensemble; Christine Gradl Seitz: Executive and Artistic Director, Duluth Playhouse; Andrew Maus: Executive Director, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona; Margaret McCreary: Puppeteer, artist/educator; James Scott: General Manager, Guthrie Theater, contracts and negotiations; Iris Shiraishi: Artistic Director, Mu Daiko; taiko drumming/music; Robert Thomas III: Associate Director of Development and Company Manager, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No