Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
John S. Jodzio
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
September 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Goodhue
Stearns
Blue Earth
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$8,800
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I impacted Minnesota artists and arts audiences by holding four outstate readings in Duluth, Red Wing, St Cloud, and Mankato. I had well attended literary readings in all four spots, inviting local writers and poets to read with me. At the four readings I had 20 different artists join me to read and attendance of around 300 people total.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Jodzio will complete his third collection of short stories and prepare it for submission to publishers. He will also organize four literary events in Duluth, Saint Cloud, Rochester, and Mankato, in which he will read from his new manuscript and feature o
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Jodzio
Organization Name
John S. Jodzio
State
MN
Phone
(612) 708-9681
Email
johnjodzio@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, 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., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Megan Atwood: Writing instructor, Hamline University. Literary agent, writer, and editor.; Catherine Dybiec Holm: Writer, editor, yoga instructor.; Christine Kolaya: Writer and professor, University of Minnesota Morris.; Ethan Rutherford: Writer; Patrick Thomas: Editor and program manager, Milkweed Editions; Eric Vrooman: Writer and professor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Kao Yang: Writer and educator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes