Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$102,595
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Nautilus Music-Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Freeborn
Kanabec
Rice
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
$102,595
Other Funds Leveraged
$34,527
Direct expenses
$137,122
Administration costs
$3,892
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

DEAD MAN WALKING: Audiences will access storytelling through music to explore the complexity of capital punishment, retribution, and forgiveness. We will engage a pro evaluator to conduct oral and written surveys measuring how audiences expanded their view of (1) opera/music-theater storytelling, and (2) post-tour views on capital punishment. 2: TWISTED APPLES: Audiences will access storytelling through music to explore a life of the imagination in rural America preceding radical change. We will engage a pro evaluator to conduct oral and written surveys measuring how audiences expanded their view of (1) opera/music-theater storytelling, and (2) creative life in rural America.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This portion of the proposed grant activity was deleted per our contract amendment. This portion of the proposed grant activity was deleted per our contract amendment. 2: Because of this grant, Nautilus was given the opportunity to take our work to three communities where we had not toured before. We engaged arts consultant Bethany Gladhill to conduct an independent evaluation of our touring activities to measure how audiences expanded their view of operatic storytelling, and creative life in rural America. There were several sets of measurement techniques included in this evaluation, including stakeholder surveys, talkbacks at the production, audience member written surveys, and audience member phone interviews. A complete copy of the report is available upon request.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sarah Johnson, Kate Hujda, Ben Krywosz, Tina Meckel, Jim Payne
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Nautilus Music-Theater will tour productions of the operatic music-theater pieces Twisted Apples: Stories from Winesburg, Ohio, and Dead Man Walking, which includes direct community involvement, to three sites throughout Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Ben
Last Name
Krywosz
Organization Name
Nautilus Music-Theater
Street Address
308 Prince St Ste 190
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101-1437
Phone
(651) 298-9913
Email
ben@nautilusmusictheater.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
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
No