Advancing Artist

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Susanne M. Crane
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
September 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Advancing Artist

Project Details

Escape Artist Book and Exhibition

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Susanne M. Crane
(507) 438-2306
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

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

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848