Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Asian Media Access
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
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)

Broaden exposure to diverse cultures and traditions to populations and communities that lack such access to global performing arts opportunities. We will use following Evaluation Benchmarks to determine the success: High artistic quality of the tour; Event Flyers to indicate the Activities hosted time/location; Successfully involved the target numbers of artists and audiences in the tour. 2: Impact Outcome: Successfully reduced three barriers (availability, accessibility and fear of unfamiliar arts) for rural community able to enjoy Asian Arts. We will use following evaluation benchmarks to determine the success: Reflecting through pre/post-evaluation among artists; focus group discussion with host sites/planning committee; audience's reflections, surveys with at least 80% satisfaction rate.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Completed four tours, and reaching target audience of 5,500, with 90% of new patrons to Asian dances throughout the state. 2: Successfully reduced 3 barriers (Availability, Accessibility and Fear of Unfamiliar Arts) for rural community able to enjoy Asian Arts.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lambert Lum, Ange Hwang, Rachel Endo, Phil Raskin, Matthew Clark, Tie Oie, Vang Xiong
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Asian Media Access will tour YIYUSA, a Pan-Asian dance drama, to Marshall, Duluth, and Morris. This project strives to showcase diverse Asian dances and to support hard to reach audiences with a shared vision of presenting the best Pan-Asian arts to rural Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Asian Media Access
Street Address
2418 Plymouth Ave N
Zip Code
(612) 376-7715
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
Jeffery Amundson: Executive Director, Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale; Christopher Atkins: Coordinator, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Sharon Bailey: Artist, Arts Administrator; Tania Blanich: Executive Director, Rourke Art Gallery Museum; Molly Chase: Managing director, Springboard for the Arts; board member and managing director, HUGE Improv Theater; Elisabeth Comeaux: Fundraiser / development manager, Minnesota Opera; Vanessa Healey: Production Stage Manager and Performing Arts Manager, Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts; performing arts, production and arts administration; Rebecca Petersen: Executive director, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; Luverne Seifert: Head of BA Performance, Department of Theater Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota. Co-founder of Sod House Theater Company.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed