Artist Fellowship

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Sarah M. Erickson AKA Sarah Brokke
Recipient Type
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Sarah M. Brokke will finish a body of work with 4-5 large scale pieces to be completed for an exhibition at Washington Galleries in September and future proposals in greater Minnesota. Her work will be professionally documented and catalogued. Major goals: 1. Completion of a body of work. 2. Professional documentation of the series. 3. Exhibit series at Washington Studio Galleries. 4. Creation of promotional material and future exhibition proposals. The award of this grant would allow both time and materials to complete a series of work that has been in progress for the past year and a half. The goals will be met and evaluated in the following ways: The first two weeks of July will be devoted to the initial purchasing of supplies, source material and planning. July 15-August 28: Six weeks of intensive painting, working 6-8 hours per day. Concurrent promotion and marketing for September Exhibition. August 29th-31st: Documenting work and preparing for hanging. September: the work will hang alongside previously completed work at Washington Studio Galleries. While installed at Washington, documentation will be completed as well as promotional materials sent out to both local and greater Minnesota galleries with exhibition proposals. October and November: Assessment of success of series, proposals and promotional materials.

Measurable Outcome(s)

First, I did complete the original planned body of work thanks to both the funding for materials as well as the grant stipend for time. Interestingly, after completing these additional works, I found several additional avenues I plan to explore beyond the original completed series. Secondly, the exhibition and the individual works were documented while installed and catalogued individually. The series was then exhibited at Washington Studio Galleries for the month of September. Finally, I created promotional materials with the help of a graphic designer and the help of an Art Historian with knowledge in the field. Those materials will continue evolving with the series itself.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Fellowship

Project Details

Sarah Brokke will complete her series, 'Reliquaries of the Sacred Feminine', with four to five large-scale works, exhibit those works, and develop promotional and proposal material for future exhibitions.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Sarah M. Erickson AKA Sarah Brokke
(218) 341-4219
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
Conflict of Interest Contact

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Drew Digby (218) 722-0952