Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Jessica R. Hirsch AKA Jess Hirsch
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Clearwater
Cook
Dakota
Faribault
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Lake
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will learn how to work with a variety of tree species, design books in Indesign, and work on website through Dreamweaver. The final evaluation will come from the book's documentation of 32 spoons, the book reception attendance, and Google analytics on how many users browse the photo gallery online. 2: Thirty-two families across Minnesota will receive an original spoon, 100 books will be made, a book reception will host 200 visitors, and the website will reach out to 200 visitors. The outcome will be evaluated through an online comment page where spoon recipients can comment on the spoons, book viewers can share feedback, and online users will be tracked through Google analytics.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The outcome was a greater knowledge of craft, web design, book design, and connections within the craft community. 2: Hirsch shared this project with 32 spoon recipients, engaged 200 individuals through lectures and exhibitions, and created a website for engagement.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Hirsch will produce Spooning. She will collect wood from around Minnesota and carve that wood into spoons. She will then mail the finished spoon to the land owner. Each spoon and the location from which it was acquired will be photographed; the resulting images will be compiled into a limited edition artist book that will be released at an open studio event.
Project Manager
First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Hirsch
Organization Name
Jessica R. Hirsch AKA Jess Hirsch
State
MN
Phone
(239) 227-3591
Email
hirschjess@gmail.com
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
Zoe Adler: Gallery director, Highpoint Center for Printmaking; Robert Dorlac: Painter and printmaker; instructor, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall; Aaron Dysart: Sculptor; instructor, Anoka Ramsey Community College; Keya Ganguly: Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture at University of Minnesota; Daniel Mondloch: Painter, muralist, and art teacher; Kelli Sinner: Associate professor of ceramics, Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Joy Spika: Mixed media artist focused on illustration and installation
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No