Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,590
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Christopher J. Koza AKA Chris Koza
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Lac qui Parle
Mower
Nobles
Crow Wing
Lac qui Parle
Mower
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
$48,590
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,000
Direct expenses
$65,590
Administration costs
$6,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Rogue Valley will have the opportunity to reach new audiences in Minnesota by touring to the communities of Austin, Worthington, Dawson, and Brainerd. Outcomes will determined by measuring audience size and workshop involvement. Further evaluation will include audience surveys (print and electronic), presenter feedback, and post-performance dialogues. 2: By working with a diverse range of partners, Rogue Valley will engage communities through residency opportunities they may not otherwise have. The band will consult with presenters to mitigate previously identified barriers to participation. The success of these activities will be assessed through attendance and responses in each community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Rogue Valley reached new audiences in Minnesota by touring to the communities of Austin, Worthington, Dawson, and Brainerd. Outcomes were determined by measuring audience size and workshop involvement. Further evaluation included participant surveys (print and electronic), presenter feedback, and post-performance dialogues. 2: By working with a diverse range of partners, Rogue Valley engaged communities through residency opportunities they may not otherwise have. The band worked with presenters to mitigate previously identified barriers to participation. The success of these activities was assessed through attendance and responses in each community.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Koza and band members of Rogue Valley will tour to Austin, Worthington, Dawson, and Brainerd for a series of performances and inclusive music workshops for community members of all ages and abilities.

Project Manager
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Koza
Organization Name
Christopher J. Koza AKA Chris Koza
State
MN
Phone
(971) 404-9428
Email
chriskozamusic@gmail.com
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

Andrea Cheney: Interim managing director, Bedlam Theatre; Jeffrey Larson: Executive director, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Mary Lee: Arts consultant; former executive director, Cantus; Kara Maloney: Organizational assistant, Lanesboro Arts; Susan Nordquist: Faculty member, Rainy River Community College; Rebecca Petersen: Executive director, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; Stacy Richardson: Writer, editor, and music promoter; Megan Vetsch Johnson: Operations and marketing manager for fine arts programing, College of St Benedict & St John's University

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600