Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Bach Society of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To deepen our relationship with Winona and introduce Bach Society of Minnesota to Moorhead, increasing local community opportunities to engage with high quality Early Music in more of Minnesota. This outcome will be evaluated by tracking the number and demographics of audience members, number of lecture/demonstration and pre-concert talk attendees, new mail/email list members. Change in Bach Society of Minnesota website and blog activity will be tracked.

Measurable Outcome(s)

BSM deepened/formed relationships with Winona and Moorhead, increasing local community opportunities to engage with high quality early music. Interaction with audience and co-sponsors: BSM's artistic director had discussions with audiences at both concerts regarding programming, the quality of performance and whether to continue the relationship: Answers to all questions were positive. Website activity: BSM's website had the second highest number of visitors in the past year on the day of the Moorhead concert. Half were returning visitors and half were new.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Boehnke, David Donaldson, Erik Floan, Jen Hurd, Jay Kurtz, Buffy Larson, Christine Laughlin, Jonathan Morgan, Steve Savitt, Rebecca Ten Brink, Katherine Wasylik, Nancy Werner, Tomohiko Yamada
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
In 2015 and 2016, the Bach Society of Minnesota will present unique early music concerts along with lectures and demonstrations in two greater Minnesota communities: Winona and Moorhead.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Bach Society of Minnesota
Street Address
1043 Grand Ave Ste 229
St Paul
(651) 428-5170
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Olive Bieringa: Co-director, Body Cartography Project; Molly Chase: Managing director, Springboard for the Arts; Jeff Larson: Executive director, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Larry Long: Musician, song writer, founder and director, Community Celebration of Place; Natalie Morrow: Founder of The Twin Cities Black Film Festival; Stacy Richardson: Writer, editor, and music promoter; Dennis Whipple: Executive artistic director, Great River Educational Arts Theatre
Conflict of Interest Disclosed