Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

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

Cantus will tour to six cities that could not normally host Cantus because of fees, offering an excellent and relevant experience to Minnesota audiences. Via audience surveys and interviews with presenting partners we determine the value of the tour in connecting with audiences and providing an excellent artistic experience. Each concert is also evaluated by the Cantus Artistic Council for artistic value and audience reaction. 2: Six Minnesota communities will have the opportunity to hear Cantus. Sales reports will provide information on audience size; audience surveys will provide new knowledge about audience (age, interests, address, etc.) to arts presenters.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Cantus toured to seven cities that could not normally afford our national touring fee, and provided an outstanding artistic experience to audiences and students. 2: Cantus visited six Minnesota communities for a performance and outreach and provided additional outreach to a seventh Minnesota community.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Wendy Holmes, Chuck Peterson, Noel McCormick, Karl Reichert, Doug Affinito, Katie Berg, Julie Carver, Pete Cochrane, Amanda Davisson, James Dorsey, Chris Foss, Martha Graber, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Libby Larsen, Brock Metzger, Marit Nowlin, David Ranheim,
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Cantus will perform its program Anthem, focusing on the theme of why people sing together, and offer open sings and/or open rehearsals in the communities of Fairmont, Zumbrota, Winona, Faribault, Detroit Lakes, and Alexandria.
Project Manager
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Street Address
1221 Nicollet Ave Ste 231
Zip Code
(612) 435-0046x 2
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 Disclosed