Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
August 2014
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)

At least 120 people of all ages from throughout West Central Minnesota will attend each of the three summer concerts. We will track attendance figures and demographic information through the ticketing process and post-performance interviews, to determine the concertgoers' home communities and approximate ages. 2: None of the musicians have performed in our rural area and the musical styles of the Alison Scott Band and The Pines are rarely heard in area venues. Evaluation of the project success will be conducted through post performance interviews including questions about the audiences’ opinions of the music and if they might attend other concerts featuring these musical genres.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The desired result of the grant application was achieved in that Central Square was able to provide high quality Minnesota based arts opportunities regardless of geographic location. 2: The desired result of the grant application was achieved in that Minnesota artists and arts organizations tour to communities and regions they haven’t previously visited.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bob Bogart, Dorothy Jenum,Elaine Dobson,Karen Martinson,Lori Zellman,Sandra Josephs, Shannon Bodeker, Tom Olejnicak
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

This project includes three summer 2014 concerts featuring the folk singer-songwriter John McCutcheon, the Alison Scott Band, and The Pines. Additional community engagement activities with the artists are scheduled.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
Street Address
105 2nd Ave NE
Zip Code
(320) 239-2175
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