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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota State University-Moorhead AKA Cheryl Nelson Losset Performing Arts Series
Recipient Type
State Government
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artists in this project will move and entertain Minnesotans and help them understand and appreciate unfamiliar artistic styles and unconventional uses of traditional artistic mediums. Evaluation will include audience surveys that attempt to evaluate changes in perceptions. We will also require teachers and organization leaders who bring participants to the educational activities to complete a survey designed to evaluate impact.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesotans of all ages were moved, educated and entertained by artists representing cultural, ethnic and artistic diversity. We inserted surveys in all programs. Survey answers told us that we are definitely meeting our goals. Box office reports were very positive, too, as noted above. Emailed reports from teachers after the event told us that the educational events were effective at eliminating assumptions about classical music. They were also thrilled with the excitement the artists generated among students. Students lingered for photographs with the artists and to ask questions.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ryan Jackson, Trista Conzemius, Mike Krajewski,Patrick Carriere, Diane Wolter, Yvonne Condell, Andrew Johnson, Bailey Schumann, Raye Kennedy, Elizabeth Evert Karnes, Rebecca Sundet-Schoenwald
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Minnesota State University Moorhead will present four stylistically diverse performances of music and theater, with related educational events, for community members and students of all ages.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota State University-Moorhead AKA Cheryl Nelson Losset Performing Arts Series
Street Address
1104 7th Ave S 250 Bridges Hall
Zip Code
(218) 477-2178
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
Dan Guida: Executive director of Red Wing Arts Association; Gina Kundan: Director, Center for Health Interprofessional Programs, University of Minnesota; Board chair, Ananya Dance Theatre; Noelle Lawton: Executive director, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts; Kathleen Ray: Former executive director, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center; theater artist and playwright; Christine Tschida: Director of Northrop, University of Minnesota
Conflict of Interest Disclosed