Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Patrick Coyle
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Coyle will edit and complete postproduction on a feature film entitled THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. The film is set against the collapse of the 35W Bridge, and its impact on four individuals. A public screening of a rough-cut will take place 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
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
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600
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)

My artistic career and business skills will be further developed through the creation of a film with the highest budget I have worked with to date. Outcomes will be evaluated through a) a successful post-production and completion of the film, and b) A meaningful engagement between the film and the Minnesota viewing audience. 2: Minnesotans will experience a film that honors Minnesota’s historical, cultural, and creative legacy. Outcome will be evaluated by a) the number of paid admissions in Minnesota to THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, b) the number of attendees to the free screening in Minnesota to the film, and c) audience response via survey after the free screening.

Measurable Outcome(s)

THE PUBLIC DOMAIN is a completed film that’s been picked up for distribution and seen by thousands in the theater. It will go on to digital distribution through Netfilx and similar outlets. 2: THE PUBLIC DOMAIN reflects an important Minnesota event, presented in a creative and compelling manner.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Patrick Coyle
(612) 805-3710
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