Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rebecca S. Kanner
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Ramsey
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$200
Direct expenses
$10,200
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I got to work with Patricia Weaver Francisco. We met in person a couple of times, we emailed, and she gave me typed written feedback. Also, she evaluated my entire essay collection using Track Changes. She was very supportive of my work in general and especially enthusiastic about "Operation Phantom Fury." I got to read with other Minnesota writers for an audience of Minnesotans and receive questions and feedback from the audience. The other writers and audience feedback leads me to believe the events were

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Kanner will work on a memoir about what she and her brother have experienced since he joined the Marines in October of 2002. She will also organize a public reading at Dreamland Arts, in Saint Paul, to share her new work about the human costs of war.
Project Manager
First Name
Rebecca
Last Name
Kanner
Organization Name
Rebecca S. Kanner
State
MN
Phone
(612) 598-9405
Email
rebeccakanner@aol.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