Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Mike Hazard
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I developed and honed my digital skills, working with a Photoshop professional and the leading printer in the region. I sold a half dozen pictures during the exhibition, definitely a success. 2: LOCAL COLOR, a collection of 112 pictures of the neighborhood, was displayed in the very spot the photographs were made. Sales and feedback were positive.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Hazard will take daily photographs of everyday life in the Saint Paul neighborhood of Lowertown. As part of the project, he will learn new digital skills. An exhibition of selected work from the project will be held at the Black Dog cafΘ in Saint Paul.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Mike Hazard
(651) 227-2240
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, 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., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Donald Clark: Professor of art and photography, Minnesota State University Moorhead.; Peter Eide: Photographer; Peter Johnson: Visual artist, founder of Seeing the Big Riveràthru art and service.; Vivienne Morgan: Photographer, adjunct professor at Bemidji State University; Karen Stout-Heller: Visual artist; Kimberlee Whaley: Senior photographer, Goldstein Museum of Design, and co-founder of The MVA Studio.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed