Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,700
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Katha Dance Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2013
End Date
April 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pope
Itasca
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
$30,700
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,595
Direct expenses
$38,295
Administration costs
$2,600
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Katha Dance Theatre will tour to two new greater Minnesota communities to perform and conduct outreach activities on dance and cultural arts of India. Katha Dance Theatre has created a consolidated evaluation form, to be distributed to presenting partners to track activities, participants, demographics, community partners, and purpose of those partnerships. Tabulated results will help evaluate our program. 2: For all artists involved from Katha Dance Theatre, this will be their first trip to the schools and businesses of those communities. Information already provided from part A should adequately cover the remaining portion of this section's questions related to strategies, challenges, and project success.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Eight artists from Katha Dance Theatre toured to two greater Minnesota communities for residency activities. 2. Accessible and affordable Asian Indian art and cultural experiences were brought to these communities. 3. Interacted through arts and culture of India with diverse group of people ages 6 - 80, in their comfortable setting. Katha Dance Theatre created a consolidated evaluation form that we distributed to the individuals involved before each activity and project began to track activities, capacity, dates and time frames, participants, demographics, community partner and the intent/purpose of those partnerships. Katha Dance Theatre's artistic director, executive director, program manager, and board of directors were in charge of processing those evaluations, and also used information provided through post-show and class discussions, critical reviews, ticket sales, and audience surveys to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of our outcomes. 2: 1. Eights artists from Katha Dance Theatre toured to two greater Minnesota communities for residency activities. 2. At Central Square Cultural Center in Glenwood and The Myles Reif Performing Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Katha Dance Theatre presented exciting performances and educational programs for the first time, never previously visited. Katha Dance Theatre created a consolidated evaluation form that we distributed to the individuals involved before each activity and project began to track activities, capacity, dates and time frames, participants, demographics, community partner and the intent/purpose of those partnerships. Katha Dance Theatre's artistic director, executive director, program manager, and board of directors were in charge of processing those evaluations, and also used information provided through post-show and class discussions, critical reviews, ticket sales, and audience surveys to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of our outcomes.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Kalyan Mustaphi, Rita Mustaphi, Sangeeta Jain, Anu Jain, Marcia Boehnlein, Elizabeth Fifer, Vidyotham Reddi, Raghu Kulkarni, Jeff Davies
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Katha Dance Theatre will present performances in Grand Rapids and Glenwood, and will partner with both communities to conduct outreach activities on the arts and culture of India.
Project Manager
First Name
Rita
Last Name
Mustaphi
Organization Name
Katha Dance Theatre
Street Address
5444 Orchard Ave N
City
Crystal
State
MN
Zip Code
55429-3246
Phone
(763) 533-0756
Email
info@kathadance.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
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600