Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ananya Dance Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ananya Dance Theatre will perform its work and teach for the first time in a Minnesota community outside of the Twin Cities. We will document the fact of each of our performing and teaching activities, in prose, photographs, and videography, including dates, places, and numbers of participants for each. 2: Ananya Dance Theatre will tour to Detroit Lakes and Becker County for the first time. Via informal conversations, we will determine the strength of our new connection with the Holmes Theatre and the greater Detroit Lakes community. We will document our activities with prose, photographs, and videography.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Ananya Dance Theatre performed its work and taught for the first time in a Minnesota community – Detroit Lakes – outside of the Twin Cities, in November 2014. 2: Ananya Dance Theatre toured to Detroit Lakes, Becker County, and the White Earth Nation for the first time.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gina Kundan, David Mura, Robert Lynn, Gary Peterson, Prachee Mukherjee, Elizabeth McDermott Altheimer, Danielle Mkali, Anitra Cottledge, Saymoukda Vongsay
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Ananya Dance Theatre will present Mohona: Estuaries of Desire at the Historic Holmes Theatre in the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center, accompanied by workshop and outreach activities, in November 2014.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ananya Dance Theatre
Street Address
500 21st Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 486-2238
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Kathryn Eldred: Arts Administrator, Duluth Art Institute; Executive Director; Katherine Hill: Program Coordinator, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Audience Engagement events; Michael Horejsi: Production Manager, Great River Educational Arts Theatre; Theatrical design and production; Jessica Lourey: Instructor, St. Cloud Technical and Community College; Pearl Rea: Production manager, lighting designer and stage manager; Christopher Taykalo: Marketing and development manager, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus; Christine Tschida: Director of Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota; Melissa Walrath: Executive Director, The St. John's Boys' Choir

Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600