Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,900
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2018
End Date
May 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Faribault
Hennepin
McLeod
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Sibley
Steele
Washington
Wright
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Faribault
Hennepin
McLeod
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Sibley
Steele
Washington
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,900
Other Funds Leveraged
$60,462
Direct expenses
$92,362
Administration costs
$10,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences in south central Minnesota will enhance their understanding of the importance of the literary arts to individuals and society. To assess readings, craft talks, workshops: we will use audience surveys and interviews. To assess outreach events: we will interview group directors and when appropriate, survey participants.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audiences in southcentral Minnesota will enhance their understanding of the importance of the literary arts to individuals and society. Audience surveys at five of six readings; interviews with group directors at outreach events.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved most of the proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Wilbur Frink, Geoff Herbach, Sarah Henderson Lee
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

The Good Thunder Reading Series will promote literature and inspire creativity by bringing six writers from diverse backgrounds and literary traditions to Mankato, Minnesota to participate in a series of readings, talks, and workshops.

Project Manager
First Name
Candace
Last Name
Black
Organization Name
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
Street Address
230 Armstrong Hall
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 389-1354
Email
candace.black@mnsu.edu
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. 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.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Delon Lyren: Professor of high brass and jazz, Bemidji State University; also assistant festival director, JENerations Jazz Festival; Brian Malloy: A novelist, teaching artist with the Loft, and adjunct faculty member at the U and Hamline; Margaret McCreary: Puppeteer, artist/educator; Arts Board grantee; Maya Washington: Filmmaker, writer, performer, and arts educator

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600