Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
T. B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
May 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Goodhue
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
$60,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$20,871
Direct expenses
$81,071
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Participating community members expand their connection to the Sheldon as a vital place of artistic inquiry, where they can individually and collectively explore content relevant to their lives. Before and after samplings of participants will measure changes in attitude. Lobby activities will invite ongoing dialogue and map connections individual audience members find. Focus group will gather deeper response. Results analyzed for trends. 2: Increased enthusiasm among participants to take risks on performance experiences that are new to them. Before and after samplings of participants will measure changes in attitude. In addition, changes in buying and other participation behaviors will be tracked over time.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Participating community members expanded their connection to the Sheldon as a vital place of artistic inquiry. Testimonials solicited from workshop participants. Newspaper interview conducted as well. Interactive lobby evaluation tool, which allowed participants to respond to basic survey questions with colored pom-poms. We estimate over 90% participation in this activity! Email survey, designed by evaluation consultant also sent, with incentives to respond. 2: Increased enthusiasm among our rural audience to take risks on performance experiences that are new to them. Testimonials solicited from workshop participants. Newspaper interview conducted as well. Interactive lobby evaluation tool, which allowed participants to respond to basic survey questions with colored pom-poms. We estimate over 90% participation in this activity! Email survey, designed by evaluation consultant also sent, with incentives to respond.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Nancy Dimunation, Marybess Goeppinger, Mike Melstad, Ian Scheerer, Lauri Neubert, Chuck Richardson, Mary Rauterkus, Ron Whitlock
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Sheldon’s inaugural Enlighten Series will connect greater Minnesota audiences to three world-class performance events. The diverse works on the series each explore questions, celebrate the human spirit, and challenge everyday expectations of the stage
Project Manager
First Name
Bonnie
Last Name
Schock
Organization Name
T. B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
Street Address
443 3rd St W
City
Red Wing
State
MN
Zip Code
55066-2310
Phone
(651) 388-8713
Email
bschock@sheldontheatre.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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600