Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Sarah E. Peters
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Winona
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)

My work as a book artist and public art organizer is seen by a broad audience and my network of local and national book artists and small press publishers is deepened and widened. Attendance counts and media coverage will measure success toward my goal of a larger audience for my work. An informal survey will measure participants’ prior exposure to artist’s books. The expansion of my network will be measured by participation in the call for library contributions. 2: Minnesotans are introduced to artist’s books in a familiar setting that is uncommon for the arts and they see the lakes as places for creativity and social connection through art. Attendance counts and media coverage will measure success toward my goal of a larger audience for my work. An informal survey will measure participants’ prior exposure to artist’s books. The expansion of my network will be measured by participation in the call for library contributions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I expanded my network and deepened relationships with artists. Extensive media put my work into a spotlight internationally. Minnesotans saw artist books in a surprising way. 2: 332 boaters accessed unique artist materials on a raft on the water and many expressed gratitude and delight for this experience.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Peters will create The Floating Library as a public art project that will bring the creative genre of artist’s books to unconventional places for public perusal. Displayed onboard a custom designed raft, the library’s collection of artist-made publications will travel to four metro area lakes in the summer of 2014.
Project Manager
First Name
Sarah
Last Name
Peters
Organization Name
Sarah E. Peters
State
MN
Phone
(612) 597-7959
Email
sarahepeters@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
Richard Abraham: Professional Oil Painter and Art Instructor; Leann Johnson: Graphic designer, illustrator and ceramic tile artist; Mia Lopez: Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts, Walker Art Center; Contemporary art; Marisa Martinez de Silva: Artist and Teacher of Marisa Martinez/ Meztiza Designs (mixed media art and jewelry); Anders Nilsen: Award-winning author and artist of graphic novels; Janet Olney: Executive director, Willmar Area Arts Council; career fiber artist and instructor; Terra Rathai: Artist and photographer; historian of 19th and 20th century western art and popular culture; Andrew Wykes: Associate professor of painting at Hamline University, St Paul
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No