Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
TigerLion Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

TigerLion Arts will take their outdoor walking production of Nature to three Minnesota communities that are new to TigerLion Art. Successful presentation of show in Northfield, Saint Peter and Saint Cloud, as measured by strong attendance and positive audience feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1,869 audience members saw Nature in twenty-one performances in five Minnesota towns: Northfield, Park Rapids, Alexandria, Collegeville and Saint Peter. We counted audience and workshop attendance, used Community Chorus and audience surveys, and collected video testimonials. We hosted post-show discussions, and made ourselves available for in-person feedback after every performance. At our reception table, lead, feedback and newsletter sign-up sheets were filled out by audience members. Over 100 people responded to the surveys sent by email.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Markell Kiefer, Tyson Forbes, Dianne Lev, Sam Elmore
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
TigerLion Arts will tour Nature, an outdoor walking play exploring the friendship between Emerson and Thoreau, to three public gardens in Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
TigerLion Arts
Street Address
730 2nd Ave S 1300 US Trust Bldg
Zip Code
(612) 770-8372
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