Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Brian D. Sostek AKA Brian Sostek
Recipient Type
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
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)

Three professional artists will tour to the Staples-Motley area to present performances and workshops. This outcome will be evaluated by tracking the number of performances, audience members, workshops and workshop participants. 2: Applicant will bring his work to the Staples-Motley area, over a hundred miles from the nearest city in which the applicant has presented his work. This outcome will be evaluated by tracking the specific location of all performances and workshops.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Two professional artists toured to the Staples-Motley area to present performances and workshops. 2: The tour performances and workshops took place in Staples, Motley and Brainerd, Minnesota.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Sostek and collaborators will bring the unconventional theater/dance/puppetry show Trick Boxing, along with movement-based creativity workshops, to the Staples-Motley area for a week in November 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Brian D. Sostek AKA Brian Sostek
(612) 384-6914
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