Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Zofia K. Warpeha AKA Zosha Warpeha
Recipient Type
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
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 develop the skills, repertoire, and style necessary to perform as a solo artist. The project outcome will be evaluated through a personal appraisal of the skills learned and any feedback received from audiences. 2: I will develop business skills through securing performance opportunities and promoting the performances. The project outcome will be evaluated by the success in securing performance opportunities, the response from event organizers, and an estimation of the number of audience members.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist developed skills, repertoire, and a musical style that allow her to perform as a solo artist. 2: The artist developed business skills through seeking performance opportunities and promoting the performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Warpeha will develop and perform original works and solo arrangements of jazz and contemporary pieces using an array of acoustic and electronic instrumentation that is appropriate for solo performance.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Zofia K. Warpeha AKA Zosha Warpeha
(612) 735-7927
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
Ginger Commodore: Teaching Artist, Vocal Essence Witness School Program; music/songwriting K12; Lisa Dahlberg: Programming and development associate, Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra; president, Rosetown Playhouse; Leslie Fideler: Associate Director of Institutional Gifts, MacPhail Center for Music; Douglas Little: Performer, composer, band leader, and educator; Momoko Niemi: Voice faculty, MacPhail Center for Music; Terry Ruud: English and writing instructor, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls
Conflict of Interest Disclosed