Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Christopher C. Allen
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Sibley
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

An exhibit of a new series of papercuts created on the history of immigration in Minnesota. The project will be evaluated by the number of attendants at the exhibition opening reception and the number in attendance at the workshop in conjunction with the exhibition. 2: Exhibition at the Minnesota History Center. More Minnesotans will be able to engage with my work through my first solo exhibition at the MHC.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The actual outcome achieved was a public exhibition of a new series of papercuts created on the history of immigration in Minnesota. The project outcome was evaluated by the number of attendants at the public exhibition and workshop. These numbers were compiled by the Minnesota History Centers welcome desk which kept detailed records of every person in attendance at the Center. 2: The actual outcome achieved was an exhibition at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul. The project was evaluated by having a solo exhibition at the Minnesota History Center.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Allen will create a new series of twelve to sixteen large papercuts that focus on the history of immigration in Minnesota. The work will be exhibited in November at the Minnesota History Center and will be Allen’s first solo exhibition. An opening and artist talk will be part of the exhibition.
Project Manager
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Allen
Organization Name
Christopher C. Allen
State
MN
Phone
(952) 215-2020
Email
christophercoreyallen@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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Keya Ganguly: Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, University of Minnesota; Jessica Hirsch: Sculptor, woodworker, and artist-in-residence, Driftless Folkschool; Shana Kaplow: Painter and video artist, art professor, Saint Cloud State University; Bradley Kaspari: Visual artist, sculptor, and public artist, owner and director, Kaspari Design Services, Inc.; Cecilia Schiller: Visual artist utilizing carving and woodworking to create interactive sculptures; Karen Stout-Heller: Oil painter and collage artist; Caitlin Warner: Book artist, board member, Art Shanty Project, staff, Graywolf Press
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No