Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Teresa Audet
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Audet will increase her knowledge of the paper fiber, kozo, through study with local fiber artists and courses at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She will create a new body of sculpture using kozo, steel, and wood, and show the new work at an exhibition in a Minnesota gallery.
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
Shirley Chouinard: Visual artist; Craig Edwards: Ceramic artist; Katelyn Johnson: Professional artist; Christine Laramy: Founder, Women of Color Artist Gathering; visual artist; Doris Logue: Rural visual artist, committed to the environment and regional conservation issues; Keegan Xavi: Collage artist, using the arts as a vehicle for social change
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Gain knowledge of papermaking fibers resulting in a new body of work. Expand my studio to include papermaking equipment. Outcomes will be evaluated by the merit of the new work based on gained knowledge of paper fibers. It will also be evaluated based on my ability to continue producing new work using learned techniques and purchased equipment. 2: Broadcast my work to more Minnesotans, and engage in critical dialogue of the work with the creative community. Outcomes will be evaluated by the public response to the exhibition. It will also be evaluated by the critical feedback provided by local professionals, media, and curators.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Audet learned new skills and techniques for working with kozo, built equipment to aid in production of work, and created an innovative body of artwork using these new skills and tools. 2: Minnesotans were exposed to Audet's work through the exhibition opening. Critical dialogue and networking in the creative community aided to this exposure.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Teresa Audet
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