Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$84,820
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Luverne G. Seifert
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Chippewa
Otter Tail
Renville
Yellow Medicine
Beltrami
Chippewa
Otter Tail
Renville
Yellow Medicine
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
$84,820
Other Funds Leveraged
$36,469
Direct expenses
$121,289
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Eight professional artists will tour to three greater Minnesota communities, leading workshops and performing shows for about 1,200 greater Minnesota resident. This outcome will be evaluated by tracking the number of artists who go on tour, towns we visit and performances we present, and how many residents attend the workshops/performances. 2: At least ten community/nonprofit organizations will be involved in presenting a site-specific theater project in their communities. This outcome will be evaluated by tracking the number of community and non-profit organizations we collaborate with in presenting the workshops and performances.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Eight professional artists will tour to four greater Minnesota communities, leading workshops and performing shows for about 975 greater Minnesota resident. There were eight performers in our collective and we traveled to four communities. Attendance for workshops and performances was taken at every event. 2: At least ten community/nonprofit organizations will be involved in presenting a site-specific theater project in their communities. We recorded our interactions with all the non-profits that supported our project, including community theaters, Regional Arts groups, water conservation groups, Community Centers and Chambers of Commerce.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Seifert will present a music infused adaptation of Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People," using professional and community actors and musicians in three greater Minnesota communities to illuminate the water challenges facing our state.

Project Manager
First Name
Luverne
Last Name
Seifert
Organization Name
Luverne G. Seifert
State
MN
Phone
(612) 414-2032
Email
luverneseifert@aol.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

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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600