Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$61,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ragamala Dance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Cass
Fillmore
Mower
Olmsted
Pine
Winona
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Cass
Fillmore
Mower
Olmsted
Pine
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
$61,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$20,447
Direct expenses
$81,447
Administration costs
$1,346
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ragamala brings high-quality, engaging, educational, emotionally moving arts experiences to audiences in Winona, Wykoff, Rochester, Bemidji and Mankato. Ragamala will collect audience comments, reactions, and demographics through surveys, post-show conversation, social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram), local press, and dialogue with local partners. 2: Twin Cities-based Ragamala Dance Company tours to five Minnesota communities—Winona, Wykoff, Rochester, Bemidji, and Mankato. Internal evaluation by Ragamala artists, staff and board; dialogue with organizational partners.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Ragamala presented performances and outreach activities in Wykoff, Mankato, Winona, Bemidji, and Rochester. Ragamala used audience surveys, social media posts, press, post-show conversations with audiences, and post-project communications with partners in all five communities to evaluate the degree to which this project achieved this proposed outcome. 2: Ragamala toured its work to Wykoff, Mankato, Winona, Bemidji, and Rochester. Ragamala artists, staff, and board evaluated response from community members (via audience surveys, social media posts, press, and conversation), and institutional partners in all five communities to determine success in achieving this outcome.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Briar Andresen, Nithya Balakrishnan, Theresa Carter, Carolyn Chalmers, Sara Daggett, Pratap Naidu, Aparna Ramaswamy, Dheenu Sivalingam, Sunitha Varadhan, James Wilkinson
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Ragamala Dance will present public performances and associated community outreach and engagement activities in five Minnesota communities: Winona, Wykoff, Rochester, Bemidji, and Mankato.
Project Manager
First Name
Tamara
Last Name
Nadel
Organization Name
Ragamala Dance
Street Address
711 W Lake St Ste 309
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55408-2975
Phone
(612) 964-9213
Email
tamara@ragamaladance.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
Andrea Cheney: Interim managing director, Bedlam Theatre; Ann Fee: Executive director, Arts Center of Saint Peter; teaching artist, writer, editor, and instructor; Jamil Jude: Freelance theater director and producer; Jennie Knoebel: Executive director, Austin Area Commission for the Arts; Stacy Richardson: Writer, editor, and music promoter; Christopher Taykalo: Marketing and development manager, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600