Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Scott L. Miller
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Goodhue
Hennepin
St. Louis
Stearns
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$170
Direct expenses
$10,170
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will perform my music with several Minnesota artists in five distinct Minnesota communities for audiences unfamiliar with my music. I will both speak with and survey the audiences after the performances.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The vast majority of audience members had never heard my music prior to the performance they attended. During post-concert interactions with the audience, I discovered the most had no idea what to expect or what they would hear, and many of them were pleasantly surprised with their experience. This applies to many of the guest soloists I worked with, as well.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Miller will compose interactive, structured electronic music that he and an ensemble will present in five Minnesota communities with improvisers from the local communities.
Project Manager
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Miller
Organization Name
Scott L. Miller
State
MN
Phone
(763) 464-9596
Email
scott@scottlmiller.net
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
Christopher Atzinger: International pianist; David Moore: Composer, vocal arranger, educator, and conductor; Founder of a capella ensemble, Dare to Breathe, Saint Paul; Nirmala Rajasekar: Musician, Teacher, South Indian Music; Terry Ruud: English and writing instructor, M-State, Fergus Falls; Albra Thao: Spoken word and hip hop artist; Jacquelynn Tinsley: Singer; Faith Udeh: Hip hop rock artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No