Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
IFP Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
August 2015
End Date
March 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)

Minnesota professional artists and arts organization have more opportunities to tour their work throughout the state. Evaluation comes from attendance, press coverage, and survey results (from filmmakers, local liaisons, venues, and audiences). 2: More Minnesotans have access to high quality arts opportunities regardless of geographic location. Attendance and survey results will provide the key evaluation of success.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Thirteen Minnesota artists had the opportunity to tour their work to four Minnesota communities. The artists involved in the tour were interviewed and asked whether or not they felt they were reaching new audiences. Audiences were surveyed about the work they saw and asked if they had seen the selected artists' work in other venues. 2: The Cinema Lounge tour reached 324 audience members in four cities across Minnesota with a high quality arts experience. We evaluated the attendance records at each venue and interviewed the venue partners to gain insight into the barriers to attendance and which venues appeared more accessible to the general public.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jatin Setia, Aaron Young, Mary Ahmann, Beth Bird, Chris Barry, Ann Breitenfelt, Robin Hickman, Amy Johnson, Tom Lesser, Lisa Nebenzahl, Kristin Schaack, Andrea Stein, Emily Stevens, Jeremy Wilker
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
IFP Minnesota will tour its acclaimed Cinema Lounge screening series of locally made short films to Duluth, Moorhead, Saint Cloud, and Minneapolis, showcasing the work of filmmakers from each region and connecting these filmmaking communities.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
IFP Minnesota
Street Address
550 Vandalia St Ste 120
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 644-1912
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