Artist Fellowship

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,857
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Timothy R. Kaiser
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
August 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,857
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,143
Direct expenses
$7,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I would like to take a year to cut back on touring, cut back on commission projects and focus on creating my own new work. I need to focus on studio time, experiment with forms and methods, and research some new instrument concepts. My approach to composition is improvisational and new instruments are key to new musical discoveries for me. I would like to have a few new instrument concepts realized and a new performance piece through the fellowship. Throughout the fellowship period I would do a continuous evaluation. As I experiment with different forms and build-concepts, I will journal my progress- What ideas worked? Which didn't? What new or different ideas were spawned in search of something else? This process will also be applied to my compositional work as well. Musical improvisation doesn't come out of the air. You need to build a library of ideas and techniques that you can draw from when you play. At the end of the fellowship I should have 2 or 3 prototype instruments/devices that are used in the creation of a new performance work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

During the Fellowship, I produced numerous new works including 3 completely new instrument designs and also recorded new experimental material that I was able to release as an EP on a "flexi-disc" record.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Fellowship

Project Details

Artist Fellowship. Fellowship would be used to take a year to cut back on touring, cut back on commission projects and focus on creating my own new work.

Project Manager
First Name
Timothy
Last Name
Kaiser
Organization Name
Timothy R. Kaiser
State
MN
Phone
(218) 269-6289
Email
timkaiserduluth@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Keiko Williams: musician, grants administrator; Kristen Anderson: fiber artist, educator; Karissa Isaacs: Associate Curator at the Tweed Museum; Robert Repinski: printmaker, Professor of Fine Art at University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No