Minnesota's Legacy

Advancing Artist

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Yuko Taniguchi
Recipient Type
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
July 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 ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The expected outcome is to gain the deeper understanding of the role and power of narrative as a community practice in order to identify connections and to complete my novel that focuses on the complex subject of race and ethnicity. Having a manuscript (novel) that is ready to be submitted for a publication will be a method to assess the outcome. Another method is to collect surveys from the writers who participated in Immigrant Voice project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I gained both a deeper understanding and awareness of the power of narrative, and I have become more committed as a writer and the educator of writing.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Advancing Artist

Project Details

Mentorship and Manuscript Review Opportunities

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Yuko Taniguchi
(507) 993-1713
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