Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,568
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Penelope A. Freeh
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Goodhue
Itasca
Rice
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
$39,568
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,189
Direct expenses
$52,758
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To bring dance, opera, chamber music and choral music audiences in small town Minnesota together, and introduce them to novel ways in which these forms intersect. The project will be evaluated by measuring attendance and gathering feedback via pre and post show discussions and meaningful residency activities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Multi-media, out-state audiences were exposed to innovations historical and current. The evaluation methods were: measuring audience numbers, engaging with audience and presenter feedback, and facilitating meaningful master class activities in dance, music and a combination of the two. 2: More out-state Minnesotans gain access to high quality arts opportunities. The evaluation methods were the same as above: measuring audience numbers, engaging with audience and presenter feedback, and facilitating meaningful master class activities in dance, music and a combination of the two.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen will tour the collaborative chamber dance opera Test Pilot to five Minnesota communities.
Project Manager
First Name
Penelope
Last Name
Freeh
Organization Name
Penelope A. Freeh
State
MN
Phone
(612) 822-6395
Email
barefootpenny@gmail.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