Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,030
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Illusion Theater and School, Inc. AKA Illusion Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Clay
Crow Wing
Faribault
Isanti
Lac qui Parle
St. Louis
Todd
Wadena
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
$95,030
Other Funds Leveraged
$26,000
Direct expenses
$121,030
Administration costs
$8,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Illusion Theater and School will maintain records of the number and locations of the communities where it tours. Illusion Theater and School will conduct interviews with presenting partners to determine their level of satisfaction with the project and their desire to bring Illusion to their communities in the future. 2: Illusion will develop ongoing relationships with partners to continue touring in the future. Illusion will conduct interviews with presenting partners to determine their level of satisfaction with the project and their desire to bring Illusion to their communities in the future.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Illusion Theater and School had intended to tour to eleven communities. Our amendment stated that we would tour to seven sites with ten partners and ten performances. We toured to eight sites: Staples (two partners), Brainerd, Duluth (two partners), Moorhead, Cambridge, Fridley, Chaska and Dawson. We evaluated the outcome through records of all sites visited maintained by the tour coordinator. 2: Illusion forged new relationships and deepened others. All our partners have stated that they would love to have Illusion return in the future. We evaluated this outcome through interviews with all presenting partners. Accomplished this by the mix of established and non-traditional presenters.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Robert Alama, Willie Bridges, Barbara Brin, Dr Mark Bisignani, Anthony Bohaty, Amy Kramer Brenegen, James W Dierking, Doug Frank, Keith Halperin PhD , Susan E. Thurston, David L Hansen, Christine Hansen, Christina Herzog, Christopher Madel, Vivian Martin, Bonnie Morris, Danica Natoli, Julia O'Brien, Therese Pautz, Emily Lilja Palmer, Jeff Rabkin, Karl Reichert, Michael H. Robins, Sally Scoggin, Jim Smart, David Stamps, Chris Wurtz
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Illusion Theater will tour Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet, a one-man show that harks back to Hatcher's first theater experience: adapting and not starring in his 5th grade production of Hamlet. Illusion Theater will bring performances and workshops to eleven communities.

Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Robins
Organization Name
Illusion Theater and School, Inc. AKA Illusion Theater
Street Address
528 Hennepin Ave Ste 704
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55403-1814
Phone
(612) 339-4944x 208
Email
mrobins@illusiontheater.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: 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

Christopher Atkins: Coordinator, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Eva Barr: Artistic Director, Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative; Steve Heckler: Executive Director, Twin Cities Jazz Festival;. Director, Festival of Nations; Sarah Howell: Events Coordinator, MacPhail Center for Music; Charles Maguire: Songwriter and musician; David Marty: President, Reif Arts Council; Rebecca Petersen: Executive Director, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; Marcie Rendon: Writer, performance artist and theater artist; Jill Underwood: Associate Director of Institutional Giving, Guthrie Theater|Jeanne Zwart, Board member, Elysian Area Library; chair, Elysian Fourth of July Parade