Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Community Celebration of Place
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 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)

Concerts in homeless shelters, veterans facilities and community centers in five rural Minnesota communities. Collective songwriting session one-day prior in site facilities, so their voices can be heard. Via audience surveys, informal conversations, and post-project meetings, we will determine how this project has advanced the needs of forgotten populations and audiences, and individuals/organizations that support them. 2: Community Celebration of Place will work with organizational sites that would not have the capacity to host us without support from the Minnesota State Arts Board and other partners. Through observation and post-project meetings, we will gauge how forgotten populations and audiences and host organizations benefited from the opportunity to work with an experienced touring group like American Roots Revue, as well as from other community partnerships forged through this project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

American Roots Revue performed at a highly professional level in five rural Minnesota communities. Five collectively written songs were created in partnership with community organizations. 2: American Roots Revue shined a light on each of these communities through song and celebration and, therefore, became a thread that tied these communities together through a shared experience.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dr. Thomas O'Connell, Bonnie Jean Flom, Harold Mezile, Thelma Nayquonabe, Dr. Scott Peters, Dr. Jack Shelton, Connie Goldman, Hank Fridell, Richard Spratt
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Community Celebration of Place will present the American Roots Revue in five greater Minnesota communities for forgotten populations and audiences in partnership with homeless shelters, incarceration facilities, and community and veterans organizations.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Community Celebration of Place
Street Address
3357 36th Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 722-9775
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