Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,058
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Hong G. Dice AKA Gao Hong
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Clay
Fillmore
Otter Tail
Polk
Stearns
Stevens
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
$17,058
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,775
Direct expenses
$22,833
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Gao Hong will introduce Chinese pipa music to new communities in Minnesota. Gao Hong will perform in seven locations she has never performed solo pipa concerts in. 2: Gao Hong will introduce Chinese pipa music to new communities in Minnesota. Gao Hong will perform in seven outstate Minnesota communities to reach new audiences and introduce Chinese pipa music for the first time.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I was able to introduce traditional, modern, and multi-media storytelling music for pipa to seven communities in outstate Minnesota. Evaluation forms were be distributed to audience members. I also evaluate my success by the response of presenters and staff at all locations, and comparison of audience size and diversity of the audience in comparison to similar past projects. Previews or other media coverage was also considered. I met with residents of each community and interviewed several of them to get feedback. I have documented the responses and will be use it all to guide me in future endeavors. 2: I was able to introduce traditional, modern, and multi-media storytelling music for pipa to seven communities in outstate Minnesota. Evaluation forms were be distributed to audience members. I also evaluate my success by the response of presenters and staff at all locations, and comparison of audience size and diversity of the audience in comparison to similar past projects. Previews or other media coverage was also considered. I met with residents of each community and interviewed several of them to get feedback. I have documented the responses and will be use it all to guide me in future endeavors.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Musician Gao Hong will perform solo concerts of Chinese pipa music from the ancient past to modern times in seven greater Minnesota communities.
Project Manager
First Name
Hong
Last Name
Dice
Organization Name
Hong G. Dice AKA Gao Hong
State
MN
Phone
(507) 222-4475
Email
gaohongpipa@yahoo.com
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