Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Stephanie R. Claussen
Recipient Type
Start Date
April 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
St. Louis
Yellow Medicine
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)

Claussen will have the opportunity to develop a concert program featuring many styles of music, stretching her in unexplored genres, and giving her the opportunity to reach new audiences. Claussen will write an article evaluating her experience performing new music to new audiences as well as her growth in the area of touring. This article will be published on her official website. 2: Five rural communities will have the opportunity to attend a free harp concert and interact with a new instrument. Individuals will have the option of signing up for a ten-minute harp lessons. In an informal observation of audience response after each concert, as well as by requesting written feedback in person and online.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Stephanie Claussen prepared a varied program for solo harp including jazz, medieval pieces, pop songs and her own work. She presented this program free of charge throughout Minnesota. 2: Funded by an Arts Tour Grant, Claussen's project exposed audiences in six towns to unexpected harp music and allowed a number of individuals to experience playing harp for the first time.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Stephanie Claussen will present an eclectic hour-long concert performed on solo harp in five rural Minnesota communities, followed by an informal question and answer session and an opportunity for individual community members to receive ten-minute introductory harp lessons.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Stephanie R. Claussen
(651) 647-1139
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.