Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Crow Wing
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Itasca
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Martin
Nobles
Becker
Crow Wing
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Itasca
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Martin
Nobles
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$44,924
Direct expenses
$152,924
Administration costs
$1,850
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.31
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

At least 9,000 people in greater Minnesota communities will see public or school performances of Seedfolks and have opportunities to engage in related activities. CTC will evaluate this outcome through audience counts, participation in educational activities, and audience/partner surveys. 2: CTC will tour Seedfolks to nine Minnesota communities, building relationships for future touring. CTC will evaluate this outcome by assessing the degree to which the tour leads to additional touring opportunities throughout the state, for CTC, and for Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A total of 6,708 people in greater Minnesota communities saw public or school performances of Seedfolks. A combination of audience counts from the venues and from the CTC stage manager. The latter created detailed performance reports after every show, which included reports on the audience talk-backs led by the performer. 2: CTC toured 'Seedfolks' to nine Minnesota communities, which were incorporated into a larger tour. This grant lead to other opportunities: 'Seedfolks' played in NYC at New Victory, and two venues in NE during the grant period. The New York City engagement, in particular, was a boon for CTC and for Sonja Parks.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sam Hsu, Michael Blum, Doug Parish, Joe Keeley, Morgan Burns, Meredith Tutterow, Lynn Abbott, Stefanie Adams, Eric Anderson, Todd Balan, Matthew Banks, Ellen Bendel-Stenzel, MD, Robert Birdsong, Amanda Brinkman, Linnea Burman, Jodi Chu, Jeff Davidman, Amol Dixit, Ryan Engle, Kerry Fauver, Robert Frenzel, Liz Furman, Kathy Ganley, Rajiv Garg, Michelle Gibson, Lili Hall, Hoyt Hsiao, Christine Kalla, Jocelyn Knoll, Chad Larsen, Alex Liu, Anne M. Lockner, Michael Macrie, Michael Maeser, Todd Noteboom, Silvia Perez, Allison Peterson, Jag Reddy, Dan Schumacher, Noreen Sedgeman, Sunil Swami, Jeff von Gillern, Pat Walsh, William White, Mary Lou Dasburg, Topsy Simonson
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

The Children's Theatre Company will tour its production of "Seedfolks" to nine greater Minnesota communities. Seedfolks will feature actress Sonja Parks portraying fourteen characters determined to build a garden in a vacant lot. The tour will inlcude performances and accompanying engagement activities in each community.

Project Manager
First Name
Jill
Last Name
Underwood
Organization Name
The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
Street Address
2400 3rd Ave S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55404
Phone
(612) 874-0500
Email
junderwood@childrenstheatre.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sh? Bailey: Performer, writer, and creator of new work in theater, visual arts, and film; Steven Downing: Writer, retired arts administrator; Ann Erickson: Associate director, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Janis Lane-Ewart: Long-time arts administrator and consultant; development officer at KBEM Jazz88; Noelle Lawton: Executive director, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts; Kathleen McTavish: Composer and media artist; Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha: Freelance director, actor and theater educator

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No