Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rolf C. Erdahl
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
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)

We will be able to take our work on tour throughout Minnesota, reaching audiences in towns we’ve never visited before. Outcome already accomplished in new presenter partnerships to take us to communities new to us. Audience reach measured by attendance, media coverage, and website engagement via google analytics. 2: We will engage audiences across the state in the creative process of generating and performing music for a new chamber music genre, the oboe/bass duo. Presenter questionnaire evaluate our partnership by attendance, performance quality, audience engagement, media coverage. Audience surveys done as feasible. Google analytics will document web reach.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We performed in seventeen communities we'd never reached before with our programs. Arrowhead Libraries passed out surveys and shared results with us. We conversed with audience members after our presentations, and we corresponded with presenters for feedback on our performances. Presenters discussed having us return again, and have passed on endorsements to other presenters. 2: We introduced new audiences to our oboe/bass duo genre, and to our Pages of Music lecture/demonstration educational programs. Arrowhead Libraries passed out surveys and shared results with us. We conversed with audience members after our presentations, and we corresponded with presenters for feedback on our performances. Most surveys were superlative - One of the best programs we've had! Our Library programs were lecture/demos, and some people expected more of a concert. We will be clearer describing our programs to presenters, and increase the performance percentage of educational programs where feasible.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
OboeBass! (Carrie Vecchione, oboe, and Rolf Erdahl, double bass), in collaboration with seven new presenting partners, will perform 24 programs in eighteen communities, sharing their unique repertoire in recitals across the state.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rolf C. Erdahl
(651) 319-1413x c
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
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600