Minnesota's Legacy

Advancing Artist

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Carol A. Nelson
Recipient Type
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
May 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)

These two concerts will increase the number of concerts given by professional musicians which are readily and financially accessible to students of all ages in Southeast Minnesota. It also provides a roadmap to local composers to increase visibility for their work. I will collect data on attendees of both recitals and follow-up with the composer if his work was published because of the concerts. The expected participation number is 1,000 because I expect composers work to be published and others to perform it.

Measurable Outcome(s)

181 people saw a classical concert given by professional musicians free of charge which they would not otherwise have had. David Kassler's composition is also up on youtube ready to be evaluated by publishing houses for publication.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Advancing Artist

Project Details

Performance of Minnesota Composers' Song Cycle Settings of Poetry

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Carol A. Nelson
(763) 321-5016
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