Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
John M. Akre
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Itasca
Ramsey
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$500
Direct expenses
$7,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Create animated films with community input at public events. This goal will be evaluated by documentary filming of the production process to show the community involvement, and by the result of the work, the completed short animated films. 2: Creation of a completely portable street animation station. The outcome will be evaluated by testing the Animation Station at street events and using it to create animated shorts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Five short animated films were made with public participation at public events. 2: The animator has a portable animation station that he can use for creating work at a wide variety of public events.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Akre will build a bicycle-transported, battery operated, portable Street Animation Station that will allow the public to participate in the production of large scale animation projects at Open Street and other public events during the summer of 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Akre
Organization Name
John M. Akre
State
MN
Phone
(612) 382-4873
Email
jakre@earthlink.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Melissa Brandt: Screenwriter; Michelle Brost: Freelance Animator; Santanu Chatterjee: Professor of cinema, Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Kevin Obsatz: Filmmaker and video artist; Jacob Swanson: Film-maker, installation artist and co-director of Ochre Ghost Art Gallery, Duluth; Maya Washington: Filmmaker, writer, performer, and arts educator
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No