Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,900
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Music Coalition
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Dakota
Goodhue
Mower
Rice
St. Louis
Becker
Dakota
Goodhue
Mower
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
$24,900
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,230
Direct expenses
$40,130
Administration costs
$5,163
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Minnesota Music Coalition will present concerts in six greater Minnesota towns, featuring twelve touring artists. Via audience and artist surveys, informal conversations and post-project meetings, we will determine how these performances might grow music audiences in smaller communities so that artists will be able to have more touring opportunities. 2: The Minnesota Music Coalition will bring artists to historic theaters and arts centers they have not played before, helping them form relationships with those communities. We will distribute surveys to venues and audiences to determine if there is an interest in hearing more new artists. We will also do artist surveys and have post-project meetings to determine what could be done to help grow audiences.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The MMC did present concerts in six greater Minnesota towns, featuring twelve touring artists and six local artists. We surveyed participants, had informal conversations and had in-depth post-project meetings, where we discussed quantitative and qualitative data from each stop of the Caravan. The MMC Board and Staff reviewed the program in depth at their annual retreat. 2: The MMC did bring artists to historic theaters and arts center they had not played before, helping them form relationships with those communities. We surveyed participants, had informal conversations and had in-depth post-project meetings, where we discussed quantitative and qualitative data from each stop of the Caravan. The MMC Board and Staff reviewed the program in depth at their annual retreat.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tony Mendoza, Chuck Hermes, Beth Burns, Dan DeVoe, Paul Boblett, Mark Gehring, Ashley Hanson, Malik Watkins, John Munson, Jessica Paxton, Mark Stutrud, Brian Turner
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Minnesota Music Coalition will present the 5th annual Caravan du Nord, a tour of independent musicians and industry professionals, featuring workshops, networking, and performances in communities throughout greater Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Ellen
Last Name
Stanley
Organization Name
Minnesota Music Coalition
Street Address
75 5th St W Ste 402
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
(651) 347-1662
Email
ellen@mnmusiccoalition.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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600