Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,549
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
VocalEssence
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Grant
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Mahnomen
Morrison
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Pope
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Wadena
Wilkin
Wright
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Grant
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Mahnomen
Morrison
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Pope
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Wadena
Wilkin
Wright
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
$82,549
Other Funds Leveraged
$33,434
Direct expenses
$115,983
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More than 2,050 people in greater Minnesota will have access to a public concert and community engagement activities with professional artists. This outcome will be measured by tracking audience statistics and audience responses to survey questions regarding their concert and community outreach experience. 2: VocalEssence will tour to three new communities and expand outreach in one past community, offering 2,050 Minnesotans access to meaningful arts experiences. This outcome will be evaluated based on venue locations and audience statistics and survey responses regarding familiarity of the venue and value of the experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1,814 people in greater Minnesota had access to a public concert and community engagement activities with professional artists. VocalEssence used statistical tracking from each venue to measure concert performance. Survey data affirmed that the audience members were from zip codes in greater Minnesota. 2: VocalEssence toured to three new communities and two returning communities, offering arts experiences to new audiences in greater Minnesota. Data was gathered through tracking and surveys which measured zip codes, demographic, and intrinsic impact of the show on audiences measuring importance to community, satisfaction, captivation, emotional response, and learning.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karl Speak, Jacob Wolkowitz, Roma Calatayud-Stocks, Julie Bader, Traci V. Bransford, Cassidy McCrae Burns, Margaret Chutich, Ann Farrell, Rick Ford, Wayne Gisslen, R.J. Heckman, Joseph Kalkman, David L. Mona, Fred Moore, David Myers, Nancy F. Nelson, James Odland, Don Shelby, Timothy Takach, Dorene Wernke, Steve Aggergaard, Mary Ann Aufderheide, Philip Brunelle, Robin Helgen
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

VocalEssence will partner with actor Don Shelby to tour "River Songs and Tales with Mark Twain" to audiences in four greater Minnesota communities. Tour activities will include a performance and community outreach events in each community.

Project Manager
First Name
Elissa
Last Name
Weller
Organization Name
VocalEssence
Street Address
1900 Nicollet Ave
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55403
Phone
(612) 547-1451
Email
elissa@vocalessence.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

Bradley Bourn: Executive director, Lyndale Neighborhood Association; former managing director, Ten Thousand Things Theater; Leslie Hanlon: Director of fundraising and marketing, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John?s University fine arts series; Tamra Jo Makram: Managing director of Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington; Natalie Nowytski: Vocalist, composer and performer of international folk music; Kathleen Ray: Former executive director, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center; theater artist and playwright; Quillan Roe: Manager and artistic director, Roe Family Singers; Douglas Scholz-Carlson: Artistic director, Great River Shakespeare Festival; Jacinta Zens: Independent arts organizer; member of Moorhead Arts and Cultural Commission

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600