Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lyra, Inc. AKA Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Blue Earth
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

The Lyra Baroque Orchestra will tour to Mankato, Saint Peter, and central Minnesota to present a master class, preconcert lecture, and concert of baroque music in each location.

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
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)

1: Audiences hear a period instrument orchestra for the first time, enjoy the experience, and learn something new. This outcome will be evaluated by using consultant-developed audience surveys distributed and collected at concerts as well as holding conversations with audience members before and after concerts. 2: Central Minnesota audience is supportive enough to consider presenting a concert there each year. This will be evaluated through audience size, survey results, and donations received at concerts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences hear baroque music on baroque instruments for the first time, enjoy the experience, and learn something new. Audience surveys were distributed and collected at concerts, and verbal feedback came through conversations with audience members, as well as post-concert communication with host points of contact. 2: Central Minnesota community is supportive enough to consider presenting a concert there each year. Audience size, survey results, donations, and post-concert communication from host.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Phebe Haugen, Nancy Levine, Joan Rabe, Ellen Rider, Margaret Sullivan, Bonnie Turpin, Elizabeth York
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lyra, Inc. AKA Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Street Address
275 4th St E Ste 280
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 321-2214
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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