Artist Access Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Stacie S. Renne
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2018
End Date
December 2018
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
$290
Direct expenses
$1,290
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Conceptually, the goal of this project is to heighten and/or bring awareness to current social issues through artistic graphic design. I will be using a new medium to me— old-world letterpress tools, techniques and equipment— to explore the limitations of the medium while pushing its envelope and experimenting with the art of letterpress. As an experienced, computer graphic designer, I will be fusing the old and new together, be forced to slow down in the instant gratification print and social media world to produce a collection of one-of-a-kind posters, broadsheets and other hand-printed pieces that will make a lasting impression (literally and figuratively) on the viewer. I will be using this grant to buy letterpress-quality paper and framing materials to showcase my art and display it. The plan is to gain greater understanding of letterpress tools and techniques and fuse this old-world output technique with my extensive knowledge of modern graphic design and computer graphic techniques. Measurable outcomes will be a breadth of work—posters, broadsheets and other printed pieces—that are ready to show by December.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Artist Access Grants

Project Details

Letterpress Graphic Art Project: Request for quality letter press paper, and framing.

Project Manager
First Name
Stacie
Last Name
Renne
Organization Name
Stacie S. Renne
State
MN
Phone
(218) 349-7345
Email
stacie.renne@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