ACHF Arts Access
This grant will provide access to the arts in Minnesota exhibiting a group of pro Minnesota artists working with diverse media and techniques in an underserved area. The quality and range of art created is rarely found in rural areas. The book will reach out to many. I will interview the participants and audience. The FCAI will gather data on the exhibition including attendance and revenues. The FCAI board will also, much like a focus group, meet and discuss the successes and/or failures of the event.
This inspired even more people than I thought it would, and the book has sold better than I'd hoped. I hoped I'd sell 12 copies. I didn't know other galleries would pick up the show either!.
Other,local or private
Escape Artist Book and Exhibition
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Diane Crane: Houston Arts Resource Council; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Lee Gundersheimer: theatre artist and director; Anissa Nelson: visual arts student; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician and arts administrator.
Hollybeth Anderson: choreographer; Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; Susan Joyce: author; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Beth Nienow: musician and literary artist; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator; Pam Whitfield: poet and actor
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848