Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Juliane B. Shibata
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Shibata will produce a body of small-scale porcelain installations and develop new methods to hang and display the work. She will give several artist talks about her work and the learning that has occurred during the grant period.
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
Marion Angelica: Ceramic artist; former director of Metropolitan Regional Arts Council; Amy Cass: Professional ceramicist.; Anne Dugan: Arts administrator, visual arts, festival coordinator, new media arts; Paige Guggemos: Freelance graphic and Web designer; printmaker; Lindsay Kandler: Freelance graphic, textile and apparel designer.; Katrina Knutson: Working Artist, Freelance Educator, and Community Organizer; Margaret Pezalla-Granlund: Artist and Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions, Carleton College
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)

I will test different ways to hang installation components and design them in order to make installing the work more convenient and less time-consuming for all involved. Trial and error in the studio will reveal what design strategies and hanging methods are most effective for each installation. Consultation and exchange of ideas with gallerists and other artists will provide additional insight and feedback. 2: Through research and correspondence with gallerists, I will learn how to best approach venues and prepare artist packet materials in a professional manner. I will record responses received from the galleries and businesses. The project will be successful if I come away with a better understanding of what galleries are looking for and am better able to present and position my work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Juliane used seven different hanging strategies, six of which were successful in terms of allowing for more straightforward installation of the ceramic multiples. 2: Juliane is more aware of the general procedures and practices for approaching galleries and developing relationships with them. She was able to acquire the interest of one third of the exhibition venues that she approached.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Juliane B. Shibata
(507) 720-9339
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