Arts Tour Minnesota
ACHF Arts Access
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.
Audiences enhanced their understanding of the importance of the literary arts to individuals and society. We used outcome-based evaluation throughout the season to collect quantitative (Likert scale surveys) and qualitative (interviews/observations) data.
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Arts Tour Minnesota
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.
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
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