Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
February 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)

We will perform in what is a new setting for us, the stages of three other theatre companies, reaching 450 greater Minnesotans. We already know these three venues are new to us. We will have our road manager count the number of persons in our three audiences. 2: CLIMB tours to at least one community that has never hosted our adult programs and two communities that have never hosted A Deeper Look. We keep records of all performances. Past records will be cross-referenced with the cities included in this tour. The outcome is met if at least one community has never hosted our adult programs and two communities have never hosted A Deeper Look.

Measurable Outcome(s)

CLIMB toured A Deeper Look to three outstate locations new to our programs. These were The Paramount Theatre in Saint Cloud, the Barn Theatre in Willmar, and The Schwann Performing Arts Center in Marshall. 2: None of the 3 communities served had previously hosted `A Deeper Look` or any of CLIMB's adult programs.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
James Gambone, Representative Joseph Atkins, Bonnie Matson, James Olney, William Partlan, Milan Mockovak, Christine Walsh, Peg Wetli
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
For the first time ever, CLIMB Theatre will perform on stage for a general audience as they tour their original play A Deeper Look to theaters in Saint Cloud, Marshall, and Duluth.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Street Address
6415 Carmen Ave E
Inver Grove Heights
Zip Code
(651) 453-9275
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
Jessica Frost: Program Director, North House Folk School; Robin Gillette: Arts Administrator, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Jane Gudmundson: Freelance consultation, education and the arts; George Keller: Performer, Producer, Educator; Katherine Milton: Independent instructional designer and arts administrator; board member, Minnesota State University Design Council; Natalie Morrow: Founder of The Twin Cities Black Film Festival www.tcbff.org; Elizabeth Mowry: Community engagement coordinator, Juxtaposition Arts; Douglas Scholz-Carlson: Artistic director, Great River Shakespeare Festival; Lisa Vesel: Executive director, Minnesota Discovery Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed