Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ross M. Sutter
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Lac qui Parle
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)

The Sutter Brothers will successfully tour to nine venues where they have never performed before as the Sutter Brothers between March and December, 2014. Successful completion of performances at all nine venues will be the primary outcome evaluation. Audience members will complete a written survey developed with consultant Mary Jo Thompson to judge the success of those performances. 2: All nine venues will work closely with the Sutter Brothers to successfully present a program of poetry and song. Success will be measured success in two ways: by how many people come to the performance and by responses of audience members to a written assessment survey developed with Mary Jo Thompson.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Sutter Brothers toured to nine venues where they have never performed before doing performances, outreach performances and workshops. 2: Attendance was not as high as anticipated but one third of the adult audience members filled out evaluations, 99% of which were very positive.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Sutter Brothers will offer a program to nine communities, integrating original poetry with traditional music to explore Minnesota characters and culture, inspiring residents to consider the nature of the state and their own communities.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ross M. Sutter
(612) 978-9942
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