Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rose S. Guthrie AKA Rosy Simas
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
Rice
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
$35,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,886
Direct expenses
$49,386
Administration costs
$1,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We Wait In The Darkness, a contemporary Native dance performance and gallery installation will be experienced by new Native and rural community audiences in four Minnesota communities, 2015-2016. Project outcome will be measured by audience attendance, comments and discussion feedback, demographic information gathered through surveys, panels, question and answer sessions, and one-on-one conversations among audiences, presenters, choreographer, and performers. 2: Simas will increase her visibility and value as a contemporary Native artist in four communities in Minnesota, and will strengthen her presence as an artistic force in the state's cultural milieu. Project success will be measured by audience attendance and comments; print, electronic, and social media reports and commentary in four communities; and, over time, expressions of interest in the work by presenters and audiences in other communities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans had access to high quality arts opportunities when they attended an exhibit and performances produced by Rosy Simas Danse. Simas, artists, curators, staff and volunteers talked with audiences during the exhibits and after the shows. This was intentional to gather feedback on the impact of the work. Venues and Rosy Simas Danse kept track of the number of people at performances (through ticket sales) and at exhibits (through sign in sheets and counting people who entered the exhibit). 2: Minnesota artist Rosy Simas had more opportunities to tour her work in Minnesota. Simas, artists, curators, staff and volunteers talked with audiences during the exhibits and after the shows. This was intentional to gather feedback on the impact of the work. Venues and Rosy Simas Danse kept track of the number of people at performances (through ticket sales) and at exhibits (through sign in sheets and counting people who entered the exhibit).

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Hans Eisenbeis, Laura Waterman Wittstock, Marze Zafar, Rosy Simas
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Rosy Simas, a contemporary dance choreographer, will present We Wait In the Darkness in Duluth, Big Fork, Grand Rapids, and Saint Joseph, reaching new Native and rural audiences.
Project Manager
First Name
Rose
Last Name
Guthrie
Organization Name
Rose S. Guthrie AKA Rosy Simas
State
MN
Phone
(612) 719-9605
Email
rosys@rosysimas.com
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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600