Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,097
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Clay
Lyon
Mower
Stearns
St. Louis
Beltrami
Clay
Lyon
Mower
Stearns
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,097
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,937
Direct expenses
$22,034
Administration costs
$3,300
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Greater Minnesota audiences gain an emotional and intellectual understanding of institutional racism and are moved to action through CLIMB's Feeling History. Audiences complete a four-question survey about their levels of empathy, knowledge, and motivation to take action. They mail back postcards reporting on actions they took.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Greater Minnesota Audiences gain an emotional and intellectual understanding of institutional racism and are moved to action through CLIMB's Feeling History. Two primary evaluation methods were used: action step postcards and an activity called 'values clarification. During the workshop, participants chose steps they felt comfortable taking to increase racial equality in their community. When that step was complete they returned these self-addressed postcards to CLIMB. During values clarification, participants were surveyed about their experience during Feeling History. Audience responses were tracked and reported by actor educators.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jim Gambone, Rep. Joseph Atkins, Bonnie Matson, James Olney, Bill Partlan, Milan Mockovak, Christine Walsh
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
CLIMB Theatre will bring its award-winning play on racial equity, Feeling History: African Americans' Reach for Equality, to fourteen colleges and theaters in greater Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Lauren
Last Name
Diesch
Organization Name
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
Street Address
6415 Carmen Ave E
City
Inver Grove Heights
State
MN
Zip Code
55076-4428
Phone
(651) 453-9275x 19
Email
lauren@climb.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; 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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Harold Cropp: Executive director, Commonweal Theater Company, Lanesboro; Lisa Fuglie: Multi-instrumentalist with bluegrass band Monroe Crossing; Arts Board grantee; Cheryl Larson: Executive director of Central Square Cultural and Civic Center; Natalie Morrow: Founder of The Twin Cities Black Film Festival; Jeanne Willcoxon: Assistant professor of theater, St Olaf College.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No