Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$61,685
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ten Thousand Things Theater
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Brown
Cass
Crow Wing
Fillmore
Marshall
Olmsted
Redwood
Brown
Cass
Crow Wing
Fillmore
Marshall
Olmsted
Redwood
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
$61,685
Other Funds Leveraged
$21,759
Direct expenses
$83,444
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Underserved audiences in greater Minnesota will experience award-winning theater presented by TTT that is relevant and meaningful to their lives. The number of Minnesotans reached will be measured through demographic counts, and the meaningfulness of their experience will be evaluated through post-show surveys and talk-backs. 2: Non-traditional Minnesota audiences will have access to see TTT shows and engage with TTT artists in familiar and trusted settings. Post-show surveys will evaluate whether setting and other factors impacted audience participation, and follow-up with community partners will evaluate whether experience will impact future arts programming.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Underserved audiences in greater Minnesota experienced award-winning theater presented by TTT that was relevant and meaningful to their lives. We measured audience counts at each performance, engaged in post-show talk-backs and surveys, and followed up with community partners to about their perceptions of relevancy and meaningfulness of the shows for their audiences. 2: Non-traditional Minnesota audiences had access to see TTT shows and engage with TTT artists in familiar and trusted settings. We engaged in post-show talk-backs and surveys, and followed up with community partners to ask what factors they believe impacted audience turnout and overall experience.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Apperson, John Beal, James Behnke, Laura Braun Pardo, Shá Cage, Cheryl Davidson, Nancy Evert, Jon Hallberg, H. Adam Harris, Michelle Hensley, Cindy Kaiser, Michael Morrow, Renalyn Reece Paye, Ellie Skelton, Denise Silva
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

Ten Thousand Things will bring ten performances of Euripides' "Electra," Kira Obolensky's "Park & Lake," or Brecht's "The Good Person of Szechwan" to underserved audiences across greater Minnesota with artist led workshops, to deepen engagement.

Project Manager
First Name
Stephanie
Last Name
Thompson
Organization Name
Ten Thousand Things Theater
Street Address
3153 36th Ave S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55406-2126
Phone
(612) 203-9502
Email
stephanie@tenthousandthings.org
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
No