Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
Recipient Type
State Government
In Progress
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
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
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences will enhance their understanding of the importance of the literary arts to individuals and society. To assess readings: we will use hard-copy audience surveys and interview 3-5 audience members. To assess outreach events, we will interview the group director and when appropriate, survey participants.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

The Good Thunder Reading Series will promote community engagement with the literary arts by presenting six writers for a series of readings, workshops, talks, and outreach events.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
Street Address
230 Armstrong Hall
Zip Code
(507) 389-5144
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