Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$53,773
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Christopher J. Koza AKA Chris Koza
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Becker
Dakota
Itasca
Koochiching
Mahnomen
Otter Tail
Rice
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
$53,773
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,981
Direct expenses
$71,754
Administration costs
$15,100
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Chris Koza and Rogue Valley will have the opportunity to reach more audiences in greater Minnesota by touring to the communities of Grand Rapids, Detroit Lakes, International Falls and Northfield. Outcomes will determined by measuring audience size and workshop involvement. Further evaluation will include audience surveys (print and electronic), presenter feedback, and post-performance dialogues. 2: By partnering with a diverse range of presenters throughout greater Minnesota, Rogue Valley will engage communities through performance and workshop opportunities they may not otherwise have. Rogue Valley will consult with presenters to identify groups they most want to reach with arts and education and performance activities. The success of these activities will be assessed through attendance and responses from each tour community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Rogue Valley reached more audiences in Minnesota by touring to the communities of Grand Rapids, Detroit Lakes, International Falls, and Northfield. Outcomes were determined by measuring audience size and workshop involvement, as well as through audience surveys (print and electronic), presenter feedback, and post-performance dialogues. By studying responses from throughout the residencies, Q and As and discussions with participants, and continuing to talk with partners Chris Koza and Rogue Valley were able to make adjustments throughout. 2: By partnering with a range of presenters in Minnesota, Rogue Valley engaged communities through performances and workshops they may not otherwise have. Rogue Valley consulted with presenters to identify groups they most want to reach with arts and education and performance activities. The success of these activities was then assessed through attendance and responses from each tour community. Given the greater number of total events and attendance than proposed, as well as the glowing survey responses and feedback shared, we found the residencies to be a tremendous success.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Rogue Valley will tour to four greater Minnesota communities (Grand Rapids, Detroit Lakes, International Falls, Northfield) for a series of performances and community inclusive workshops for community members of all ages and abilities.
Project Manager
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Koza
Organization Name
Christopher J. Koza AKA Chris Koza
State
MN
Phone
(971) 404-9428
Email
chriskozamusic@gmail.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
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