Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The O'Shaughnessy at Saint Catherine University AKA The O'Shaughnessy
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Cook
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
St. Louis
Washington
Anoka
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Cook
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
St. Louis
Washington
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
$45,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$26,879
Direct expenses
$71,879
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More than 40% of audiences will be first-time community participants who attend performances and/or supplemental activities. Ticketing system will track participant numbers connected to community partners, participant numbers for project activities and free or discounted tickets (with first time participant status determined by attendance history and surveys). 2: Establish or deepen relationships with Twin Cities' cultural communities, with emphasis on community and educational partners, youth, women and girls. Survey selection committee, cultural communities and community partners’ leadership about their perception of experience and how partnerships were strengthened.

Measurable Outcome(s)

From ticketing data, 80% of total audiences for both residencies were first-time participants, twice our projected goal. The ticketing system tracked most of the data for the residencies. Ticket sales were tracked by category- adult, senior, student- as well as special discounts and coupon codes. Overall, 80% were first time participants, twice our goal. Student participation was at 10% for Kidjo, lower than planned and 45% for Wu Man, higher than anticipated. Stories and personal impressions of the residency impact was gathered from engagement participants and patrons at the shows. 2: Cultural community relationships started by drawing in new attendees, and deepened with select organizations interested in the artists or project. While the ticketing system captured important data regarding new attendees and participation at events throughout the residencies, this data to measure this proposed outcome was tracked primarily through emails, with further assistance via telephone calls and discussions. This effort stretched over several weeks. It was discovered that email isn't the best community method with cultural communities. Personal asks and phone calls work better and produce reliable results.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karen Rauenhorst, Jean Wincek, Joanne Jirik Mullen, Kathleen O'Brien, Laura Bufano, Mark Chronister, Kathryn Clubb, Kevin Croston, Barbara Dreher, Margaret Arola Ford, Margaret Gillespie, Catherine McNamee, Joan Mitchell, Susan Schmid Morrison, Jean Delaney Nelson, Michael O'Brien, Colleen O’Malley, Lois Gross Rogers, Linda Thrasher, Sandra Vargas, Sunny Back Wicka, Debra Wilfong, Robert Wollan, Grandstrand Woodson, Bonnie LeDuca, Brigette Marty, Cecilia Konchar- Farr, Curt Galloway, Donna Hauer, Hannah Morgan, Kathleen Spehar, Kevin Jones, Robin Gillette, Scott Chamberlain, Susan Sexton
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The O'Shaughnessy's new series, Global SHEroes, will showcase two prominent global female performing artists from India and China in concert and residency activities.
Project Manager
First Name
Kathleen
Last Name
Spehar
Organization Name
The O'Shaughnessy at Saint Catherine University AKA The O'Shaughnessy
Street Address
2004 Randolph Ave Ste 4286
City
St Paul
State
MN
Phone
(651) 690-6921
Email
klspehar@stkate.edu
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