Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kenneth D. McCullough AKA Ken McCullough
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
McCullough will create a Web site to increase the visibility of his work. He will present his recently published seventh volume of poetry at the Winona County Historical Society, accompanied by pianist Mark McGuire and violinist Betsi Neil.
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
Kristina Bigalk: Poet, Director of Creative Writing, Normandale Community College; Mark Conway: Executive director, Literary Arts Institute, College of Saint Benedict; writer and poet; Crystal Gibbins: Writer, Editor, PhD Candidate, Bauedette; Carla-Elaine Johnson: Poet, Faculty member, Augsburg College; Linda LeGarde Grover: Poet, fiction and nonfiction writer; Associate professor, American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota, Duluth; LouAnn Muhm: Poet, teacher, Park Rapids; Carlisa Rivamonte: Executive Director, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley; Jeffrey Shotts: Senior Editor, Graywolf Press, Minneapolis; Jon Spayde: Writer, Performer, poet, and editor, St. Paul
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Having a Web site and a volume of selected poems will give me more opportunities to network more effectively. I will be able to tell via contacts whether my website and upgraded promotion of my work gets me more readings and workshops. 2: By increasing the number of my readings and workshops around the state, I will be in contact with a wider range of Minnesota artists. I will keep a careful log of my contacts with other Minnesota artists so that progress in this realm should be easily quantifiable.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Established a comprehensive website, 2: I edited a manuscript of collected or new and selected poems, Peregrine, and submit this manuscript, and also to edit and submit another manuscript of poems set in the West, Westering. A third manuscript, Heartsongs, evolved in preparation for the capstone event.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kenneth D. McCullough AKA Ken McCullough
(507) 452-9482
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