Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kate Casanova
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Casanova will create a new body of work using a videographer to create high quality films using both time-lapse and macro technology. This new work will be featured in her first solo exhibition at the Kolman and Pryor Gallery 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
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)

The artist will present a new body of work at an exhibition that will be open to the public. The outcome will be a successful exhibition of new work which the local community will attend. 2: The artist will work with a videographer to learn to create more technically advanced films. The artist will have accumulated new knowledge about time-lapse and macro filmmaking and postproduction.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The exhibition was covered by over three regional news sources including City Pages, and L'etoile Magazine. Over 200 people viewed the artwork over the six week exhibition. 2: The project resulted in two successful time-lapse films of mushroom growth as well as nine high-resolution photographs of mushroom spores, all of which were displayed at the solo exhibition at Kolman and Pryor Gallery.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kate Casanova
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