Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Priscilla Briggs
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Briggs will complete Market | Minnesota, a photographic exploration of unique marketplaces that reflect the rich diversity of the state, and self-publish a set of books that include both image and text.

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)

By creating a self-published set of volumes that will function as promotional material, I will develop a business skill in support of my professional work. Business skills can be measured by the successful creation of a promotional packet. 2: The work will be exhibited at one of the featured malls and the publication will be completed. These outcomes will be verified if the work is completed, documented, framed, displayed, seen by the public during exhibition and self-published. Viewer comments will help me evaluate the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Ms. Briggs developed a business skill in support of her professional work by working on a design for a set of small books that will be used as promotional materials. 2: The exhibition venue was changed and will occur outside the grant contract period at the Hosmer Library. The print design is nearly finished.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Priscilla Briggs
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