Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Sara A. Belleau
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Belleau will publish a book titled The Consequences. She will blend image and text so that each art form is informed and enhanced by the other. An exhibition of the photographs will be held at Gallery 801 in Minneapolis.
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
Gloria Brush: Chair and professor of photography, University of Minnesota Duluth; Brett Kallusky: Visiting assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Art Department, photography; Laura Migliorino: Artist, her work is a part of several permanent collections including at the Walker Art Center; Andrea Murrill: Adjunct Professor - Saint Catherine University; Laurie Schneider: Photographer, specializing in fine art portraiture art; Bonnie Wilson, Consulting curator, librarian and archivist, former curator of photography, Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale
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)

The project outcome will be a self-published work of fiction titled The Consequences, and an exhibition of photographs that augment the book. 150 books will be offered to the public for sale and the photographs will be publicly exhibited. Audience reactions and reviews as a result of reading the book and visiting the exhibition can be used to evaluate the outcome of the project. 2: This completed project I will allow me to better represent myself to galleries and curators and pursue literary and publishing opportunities. The success of this outcome can be evaluated by the number of additional exhibition opportunities for my work, number of book sales, increased traffic to my website, and publication opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Photoshop techniques were learned by the artist and dramatically enhanced the aesthetic of the project. 2: A beautifully illustrated book and story were realized.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Sara A. Belleau
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