Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nicole A. Havekost
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Havekost will promote her sculptural work for exhibition and create new work for her first solo exhibition at the Rochester Art Center.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr.: Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka.; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Pamela Perri: Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota.; Margaret Rapp: Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Avye Alexandres: Visual artist, performance maker; Amy Cass: Pottery instructor, The Crossings. Member, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists. Artist and part-time product potter, Red Wing Stoneware.; Anne Dugan: Curator and interim director, Duluth Art Institute. Founder and co-director, Free Range Film Festival.; Jennifer Jenkins: Artist, prop and wardrobe stylist; Mary Ann Papanek-Miller: Professor and chair of the department of art, media, and design, DePaul University. Mixed media artist.; Peyton Russell: Artist, teacher and community leader; founder, Daskarone and Juxtaposition Arts; Robin Schwartzman: Printmaker, Adjunct instructor, University of Minnesota; Kelli Sinner: Associate professor of ceramics, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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
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Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The delicacy of my work requires stable exhibition solutions for safety and visibility of the pieces. I will learn small metals work to achieve this end. I will evaluate this outcome by the level of skill I attain with small metals and the success of the installation process for exhibitions this year and in the future. 2: I will build a web site to promote myself and my work and have an exhibition of the work in Minnesota. I will exhibit the work at the Rochester Art Center and ask for attendance figures to track this. Using Google Analytics, I will track traffic to the site to determine how to improve and expand the site, and measure the success of marketing my work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I worked with artist Robert Banker to learn how to use a jeweler's drill, cut and sand metal and solder joints. I successfully installed small metal sleeves in the backs of my dolls, which then slid over a rod inserted into the wall for my exhibition Mend and Measure. I exhibited 23 works with these system. The installation was simple and easy. I have since exhibited some of the same work out of state, and others have been successful installing my work with this system. I purchased a drill and have continued to explore the use of this sleeve system in other works. 2: I exhibited this work at the Rochester Art Center as the only solo exhibition of their annual RAC2 series. The exhibition was up for five weeks. The Rochester Art Center staff graciously provided their audience's feedback which was positive. In May I completed a website for my current work, as well as archiving past work. I updated the website with installation images from Mend and Measure. I continue to keep the site current with weekly blog updates. Google Analytics shows the traffic at averaged 708 visits with an audience size of approximately 284 in the grant period.

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Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nicole A. Havekost
(517) 902-6081
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