Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,750
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
ARENA Dances, Inc. AKA Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Goodhue
Norman
Rice
Becker
Goodhue
Norman
Rice
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
$36,750
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,525
Direct expenses
$49,275
Administration costs
$9,440
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

ARENA will have the opportunity to reach new audiences in greater Minnesota by touring to the communities of Northfield, Red Wing and Detroit Lakes. Outcomes will be determined by measuring audience size and workshop involvement. Further evaluation will include surveys (print and electronic), presenter feedback, and post-performance dialogues. 2: By working with a diverse range of partners, ARENA DANCES will engage communities through residency opportunities they may not otherwise have. ARENA will work with presenters to identify groups they most want to reach with residency activities. The success of these activities will be assessed through attendance and responses in each community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

ARENA reached new audiences in greater Minnesota by touring to the communities of Northfield, Red Wing and Detroit Lakes. Outcomes were determined by measuring audience size and workshop involvement. Further evaluation included surveys, presenter feedback, and post-performance dialogues. 2: By working with a diverse range of partners, ARENA DANCES engaged communities through residency opportunities they may not otherwise have. ARENA worked with presenters to identify groups they most want to reach w/ residency activities. The success of these activities was assessed through attendance and responses in each community.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mathew Janczewski, Tom Hines, Gustav Mutombo, Kimberly Marie Peterson, Carter Averbeck, Catherine Malmberg, Jessica Fett, Marlys Gould, Anshul Bhardwaj, Emmy Carter
Project Overview

Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details

ARENA DANCES will tour to Northfield, Red Wing, and Detroit Lakes to present The Main Street Project, including intergenerational and community inclusive workshops for Minnesotans of all ages and abilities.

Project Manager
First Name
Mathew
Last Name
Janczewski
Organization Name
ARENA Dances, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 50261
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55405
Phone
(612) 804-0238
Email
arenadances@gmail.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

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