Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Elizabeth L. Miller AKA Liz Miller
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
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 project will allow me to create work in a non-gallery setting, explore more durable materials, and introduce my work to a new audience. I will create photographic documentation of all project phases, reflecting on each stage, including the finished work. When the work is completed, I will ask for feedback from the community (children and families) as well as arts professionals. 2: Hundreds of children and families will engage with my work, providing a contemporary art experience in a non-urban, non-gallery setting. Audience engagement will be measured through: 1) Quantitative data, including attendance figures for both children and adults. 2) Qualitative data, including statements by children and adults commenting on their experience with the work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project has allowed me to create my first permanent large-scale indoor installation while enabling me to reach a broader audience. 2: A wide number of children and adults are able to engage with my work in a non-urban, non-gallery setting, providing them with an important contemporary art experience.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Miller will design and create a large-scale installation at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato. The project will allow her to engage with a new audience, work in a non-gallery space, and integrate more durable materials.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Elizabeth L. Miller AKA Liz Miller
(612) 382-0244
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
Mitchell Bercier: Placebo Comix; Owner/editor-in-chief; Nicole Havekost: Adjunct Professor, Drawing; Jeffrey Hnilicka: Executive Director, Kulture Klub Collaborative; Multi-disciplinary; Sarah Johnson: Director, Groveland Gallery; Alonso Sierralta: Sculptor and educator; Joseph Sinness: Visual Artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed