Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,350
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
COMPAS, Inc. AKA COMPAS
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
Cook
Grant
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Stevens
St. Louis
Traverse
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
$16,350
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,478
Direct expenses
$25,828
Administration costs
$2,840
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Over 600 Northern Minnesota residents will experience the rich culture of India by traveling no further than their local library. We will count attendance at each show. Each performance is followed by an informal discussion with, and written feedback from, the audience which will let us evaluate attendees’ experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

People reported they learned about Indian songs, musical instruments, vocabulary, and stories about culture and animals during shows at their library. Paper evaluations were handed out at each performance that contained 1) open ended questions; 2) statements that people were asked to say how much they agreed with (e.g. This program was interesting and/ or thought provoking.); and 3) asked how they heard about the program. The libraries each tracked attendance and reported that number to COMPAS.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roderic Hernub Southall, Mimi Stake, Diane Johnson, Susan Rotilie, Hristina Markova, Cheryl Bock, Christina Koppang, Yvette Trotman, Keven Ambrus, Stephanie Benson, Marta Chou, Robert Erickson, Tamera Irwin, Samantha Massaglia, Celena Plesha, Louis Porter II, Michelle Silverman
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Children and adults will be engaged in traditional stories, folktales, and live music from India when Zaraawar Mistry and Greg Herriges bring Children’s Stories from India to fifteen libraries in northern Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Joan
Last Name
Linck
Organization Name
COMPAS, Inc. AKA COMPAS
Street Address
75 5th St W Ste 304
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
(651) 292-3203
Email
joan@compas.org
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
Luanne Fondell: Performing arts director, Memorial Auditorium, Dawson-Boyd School District; Katherine Hill: Audience engagement specialist, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Anna Johnson: Independent arts administrator and consultant, specializing in the area of development; Ronald Lattin: Development director, Youth Performance Company; Kathleen Ray: Former executive director, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center, theater artist and playwright; Pearl Rea: Production manager, lighting designer, stage manager, and tour coordinator; S Buffy Sedlachek: Producer of excellence in performance, CLIMB Theatre, educator peer coach and instructor, Bethel University
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No