Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Frank Theatre
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Frank Theatre will tour George Brant's play "Grounded" to four communities around the state of Minnesota.

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

Bradley Bourn: Executive director, Lyndale Neighborhood Association; former managing director, Ten Thousand Things Theater; Leslie Hanlon: Director of fundraising and marketing, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John?s University fine arts series; Tamra Jo Makram: Managing director of Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington; Natalie Nowytski: Vocalist, composer and performer of international folk music; Kathleen Ray: Former executive director, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center; theater artist and playwright; Quillan Roe: Manager and artistic director, Roe Family Singers; Douglas Scholz-Carlson: Artistic director, Great River Shakespeare Festival; Jacinta Zens: Independent arts organizer; member of Moorhead Arts and Cultural Commission

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600

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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Frank Theatre will tour to communities where it has never performed before. Frank Theatre will maintain record of venues where it performed as well as recording audience numbers and feedback in each venue.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Frank Theatre toured to communities where it has never performed before, Duluth and Grand Rapids. We recorded audience numbers at each venue, held post-show discussions with audience, and received feedback from presenters that will help us on our next tour experience.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Spencer Putney, Leif Jurgensen, Wendy Knox, Suzanne Koepplinger, Paul Markwardt, Carol Cooksley
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Frank Theatre
Street Address
3156 23rd Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 724-3760
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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