Artist Access Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Maria E. Brown
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
May 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$60
Direct expenses
$1,060
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal one is to revisit the grounds of the Owatonna State School. Goal two is to have photographs taken of me visiting the old Owatonna State School grounds and collecting of my verbal commentary about my impressions for an afterward in a book. Goal three is to put images of my artwork from the show, my narratives about those artworks, and my new pictures and commentary into a book format. Goal four will be edited services by Tina Higgins before printing. And goal five is to print hardcover books at Snapfish.com. I will host a book reception at Beaners in spring of 2019, and then distribute at least 14 books about my time at Owatonna State School free of charge to local and regional organizations involved with disability advocacy and organizations related to the current OSS grounds, to share with the people they serve and the public. I will keep one book. My goals needed to reach that outcome will be qualitative, yes or no answers for one) visiting the OSS, two) having photographs and commentary collected and three) laying out the images, narratives and afterward into a book format and four) having the book edited by Tina Higgins, and finally five) having the book printed, a minimum of fifteen hardcover copies, at online printing service Snapfish.com. My outcomes of hosting a book reception at Beaners and then distributing the printed books will be measured qualitatively, yes or no, whether or not the event was hosted and at least 14 hardcover books were able to be distributed, and I have one to keep.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Artist Access Grants

Project Details

Book of art and narratives about life as an orphan with disabilities at Owatonna State School.

Project Manager
First Name
Maria
Last Name
Brown
Organization Name
Maria E. Brown
State
MN
Phone
(970) 274-9960
Email
mariabrownstudio@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No