Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Laurie A. Schneider AKA Laurie Schneider
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Otter Tail
Winona
Olmsted
Wabasha
Rice
Goodhue
Steele
Dakota
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
$9,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,323
Direct expenses
$11,123
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Cultivate artistic talent and skill through training and by exploring documentary as a new way of working. Create a documentary traveling exhibit. Create a successful traveling exhibit and companion program to show in a number of art and community venues. Receive excellent interest and response from a varied audience. 2: Replace an outdated camera so I can do more demanding documentary work. Get software training to improve retouching skills and improve work flow. The new camera will allow me to react faster in a photojournalistic style to create an engaging documentary. Become expert with Lightroom/Photoshop to efficiently retouch, edit and manage library of images.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Cultivate artistic talent through a new challenging way of working - the documentary. This series is a departure technically and creatively. Before this, my photos were staged in pre-constructed scenes. With this new series, I was forced to work spontaneously in difficult environments. I've not only mastered a new way of photography but also this has opened up a whole new way of looking at art with an understanding of historical and community value. 2: 2013 I purchased an EOS Mark II 5D which has higher resolution RAW files and a faster shutter. This enables me to work faster and especially in the field doing the sustainable farming documentary work. Also it allows me to use the lenses I have without any cropping on the edges because there is a full sensor in this camera. The software in the camera is also compatible with the newer photo editing software. The RAW files can be adjusted in a very refined manner and efficiently in Photoshop CS6 and Bridge. This software and camera have allowed me to photograph better looking images, shoot in situations that I was not able to squeeze into before, and have larger files with better resolution. I also had training in Photoshop CS6. This has increased my knowledge base and enabled me to work more efficiently with image files. As a result of this equipment, software and training, I am a more solid professional photographer and create imagery in ways I could not before.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Schneider will produce a photo documentary and traveling exhibition about sustainable farming in Minnesota, with a companion program and artist talk.
Project Manager
First Name
Laurie
Last Name
Schneider
Organization Name
Laurie A. Schneider AKA Laurie Schneider
State
MN
Phone
(651) 351-1100
Email
laurie@lschneider.com
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
Michal Daniel: Professional Photographer, live entertainment, theater, Minneapolis; Anna Eveslage: Photographer, Minneapolis; Ellen Kingsbury: Photographer; Michael Nordin: Photographer, Duluth; Suzanne Szucs: Artist, writer, photographer, and educator, Rochester; Robert Wilde: Photographer, sculptor, Dassel; Former faculty member, College of St. Benedict, St. John's University,Collegeville; Bonnie Wilson: Consulting curator, librarian and archivist; Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No