Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
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)

Mixed Blood's tour reaches 3,000 individuals in twenty-one communities in greater Minnesota, ranging in population size from 1,200 to 66,000. Attendance at venues will indicate how many. All audiences will be surveyed for demographic, psychographic, and geographic information. 2: Tour partners, hosting performances, include a greater Minnesota Library system, a tribal community, and technical and community colleges. The number and disparity of types of partners/hosts and their commitment to engagement of and outreach to targeted audiences and general audiences.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Mixed Blood's tour reached 1,019 individuals in sixteen communities in greater Minnesota, ranging in population size from 8,000 to 66,000. Mixed Blood surveys all audiences for demographic, psychographic and geographic information to tally attendance records and learn more about the audiences it serves. 2: Tour partners, hosting performances included a greater Minnesota Library system, a public theatre and technical and community colleges. Mixed Blood Theatre documented date, host site name, address and number of audience members for each performance of Minnecanos and Hijab Tube during the project period.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tabitha Montgomery, Debra Bryan, Eric Hyde, Molly Bott, Warren Bowles, Tatiana Chivileva, Yolanda Cotterall, Sheila Gore Dennis, Pj Doyle, Diana Hellerman, Nancy Koo, K David Hirschey, Sarah Kilibarda, Robert Lunning, Susan P. Mackay, Jack Reuler, Jeff Schuur, Chad Weinstein
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Mixed Blood Theatre will tour productions of Hijab Tube (Muslim) and Minnecanos (Latino) to 21 communities in greater Minnesota, for a total of 28 performances, to help local presenters diversify programming and audience.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Street Address
1501 S 4th St
(612) 338-7106
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