Arts Tour Minnesota
Arts Tour Minnesota
The Cedar and collaborators will host a ten day Midnimo residency for Somali and nonSomali audiences in Saint Cloud featuring Sweden based Somali artist Cali Dhaanto with a full live band.
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. Chair, 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. Officer at -Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Bradley Bourn: Executive director, Lyndale Neighborhood Association; former managing director, Ten Thousand Things Theater; Lee Gundersheimer: Arts and culture coordinator, City of Winona; Kaleena Miller: Dancer and choreographer; Arts Board grantee; Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha: Freelance director, actor and theater educator; Blake Potthoff: Executive director, Fairmont Opera House; board member, MN Presenters Network; Dennis Whipple: Executive director, Great River Educational Arts Theatre; Timothy Wollenzien: Education services manager, Prairie Public Broadcasting; music educator
ACHF Arts Access
Increase knowledge of Somali music culture and build intercultural appreciation by engaging a diverse audience with a Somali artist residency. Observations by artists, partners, and staff and data from audience and participant surveys tailored to each residency activity will be evaluated with support from project evaluators. 2: Somalis will experience culturally-relevant music in places where it isn’t typically accessible, reinforcing identity and increasing artist exposure. Audience surveys and interviews will help assess the increase in access to the art form, exposure for the artists, and the impact of the experience on participant identity.
Increase knowledge of Somali music culture and built intercultural appreciation by engaging a diverse audience with a Somali artist residency. The Cedar conducted in-person interviews on site after events and concerts, and emailed follow-up surveys to audience and staff members who attended events. Artist interviews captured feedback about the cross-cultural exchange engagements. 2: Somalis experienced culturally-relevant music in places where it isn't typically accessible, reinforcing identity and increasing artist exposure. The Cedar captured event statistics and audience demographics through onsite observation and participation. Capturing social media 'touches' and comments also proved helpful in determining accessibility and exposure of FAARROW.
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