Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Music Coalition
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Goodhue
Mower
Rice
St. Louis
Winona
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
$38,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,312
Direct expenses
$53,512
Administration costs
$4,600
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.2
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The MMC will present concerts in six greater Minnesota towns, featuring twelve touring artists. Via audience and artist surveys, informal conversations and post-project meetings, we will determine how these performances might grow music audiences in smaller communities so that artists will be able to have more touring opportunities. 2: The MMC will bring artists to historic theaters and arts centers they have not played before, helping them form relationships with those communities. We will distribute surveys to venues and audiences to determine if there is an interest in hearing more new artists. We will also do artist surveys and have post-project meetings to determine what could be done to help grow audiences.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Minnesota Music Coalition presented concerts in six greater Minnesota towns, featuring twelve touring artists. Via program surveys, informal conversations and post-project meetings, we are continually trying to determine how these performances might grow music audiences in smaller communities so that artists will be able to have more touring opportunities. 2: The Minnesota Music Coalition brought artists to venues they had not played before, helping them build stronger relationships with those communities. We distributed surveys to venues, participants and attendees to gauge interest in hearing new music. We also solicited artist feedback and have had post-project meetings to determine what could be done to help grow audiences.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Tony Mendoza, Chuck Hermes, Beth Burns, Dan DeVoe, Mark Gehring, Mark Stutrud, Brian Turner, Ashley Hanson, John Munson, Jessica Paxton, Paul Boblett
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Minnesota Music Coalition will present the 6th annual Caravan du Nord, a tour of independent musicians and industry professionals, featuring workshops, networking, and performances in communities throughout greater Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Ellen
Last Name
Stanley
Organization Name
Minnesota Music Coalition
Street Address
75 5th St W Ste 402
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
(651) 347-1662
Email
ellen@mnmusiccoalition.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