ACHF Arts Access
Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. Minnesota artists are able to develop business skills needed to support their professional art work. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.
By organizing the MinnAnimate animation festival I was able to meet other animators working in Minnesota. Building a community of animators can help people share resources and learn from each other. That achievement can be evaluated by the start up of a MinnAnimate Facebook group to share resources and grant opportunities, and by continued contact among many of the MinnAnimate animators, who had not met before the festival. 2: With the grant resources I was able to begin work on the script for a new animated feature project. The script that I wrote helped me to get a Jerome Foundation grant to further support work on that project. I also learned much of the business and organizational skills behind putting on a film festival by the work I did in organizing the MinnAnimate Animation Festival. I judge success from that from the number of people who told me that they want the festival to continue into the future, and the skills I learned from putting the first one together will help me do that.
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