Artist Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Thomas J. Frank
Recipient Type
Start Date
September 2012
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This will allow me to continue and advance the work I have been doing and share my passion with kids of all ages. It is my hope that my stories will inspire others to write and illustrate their own stories.I will have a guest book available to collect feedback. Local media will be invited and encouraged to review the event. I expect to be invited to do more shows of my work at schools.

Measurable Outcome(s)

My goal was to have a public showing of the process of producing an electronic book. The Paradise Center said about 1250 people saw the exhibit and although the actual cost was greater than I originally thought, it was quite successful.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Assistance
Project Details
A New Computer for an Aging Gepetto.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Thomas J. Frank
(507) 645-6900
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Northland Words; Drue Fergison: musicologist; Ryan Heinritz: Paradise Center; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: City of Rochester Music Department; Deborah Wasmund: mosaic artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Marta Biitner: visual artist; Alan Calavano: musician, historian; Daniel Freeman: actor; Carolyn Hiller: arts administrator; William Hoy: literary artist; Katie Leo: playwright; Jane Olive: dancer; Kathy Rush: theatre; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848