Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Saint Olaf College
Recipient Type
Public College/University
In Progress
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Audience members will learn about site-specific art and Northfield's history/architecture/social concerns through The Northfield Experience. Before and after surveys will measure growth in knowledge. In addition, a Comment Camera at the event hub will allow people to record impressions about the performances.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Saint Olaf College will present "The Northfield Experience: A Site-Specific Performance Journey" by Los Angeles artist Stephan Koplowitz in partnership with Carleton College and the City of Northfield. Performances will take place in May 2018.

Project Manager
First Name
Melissa Flynn
Last Name
Organization Name
Saint Olaf College
Street Address
1520 St Olaf Ave
Zip Code
(507) 786-5007
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

Sh? Bailey: Performer, writer, and creator of new work in theater, visual arts, and film; Steven Downing: Writer, retired arts administrator; Ann Erickson: Associate director, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Janis Lane-Ewart: Long-time arts administrator and consultant; development officer at KBEM Jazz88; Noelle Lawton: Executive director, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts; Kathleen McTavish: Composer and media artist; Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha: Freelance director, actor and theater educator

Conflict of Interest Disclosed