Artist Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$625
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Michelle R. Fimon
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Mower
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$625
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,875
Direct expenses
$2,500
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

In Search of My Asylum will build relationships with groups traditionally underserved by the arts, including young adults in transition, the aging, persons with disabilities and those with mental health conditions, thereby addressing barriers to the arts Personal blog entries over the grant duration regarding project progress, stories and observed behavior change via workshop, invitations sent to underserved groups, interviews, photography and data collection at the capstone, follow-up with Austin Arts committees.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Assistance
Project Details
In Search of My Asylum: Creative Non-Fiction, at Austin Artworks Center
Project Manager
First Name
Michelle
Last Name
Fimon
Organization Name
Michelle R. Fimon
State
MN
Phone
(651) 329-1170
Email
mfimon@charter.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Larry Gorrell: former dean of Saint Mary's University; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Mary Ruth: Kathy Rush: thespian; Jon Swanson: curator; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Emily Urness: writer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No