Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Eric W. Carroll
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To create a cohesive body of work on the scientific community in Minnesota, allowing me to propose similar projects to a national and international audience. I will produce at least twenty photographs documenting a broad spectrum of scientific research in Minnesota. I will make new connections within the scientific community and continue to expand my practice. 2: Engage this new work with artists and nonartists alike, and foster collaboration between the arts and sciences. Perform three public lectures, host one exhibition, and redesign my website spotlighting this new work. Opt for nonart venues (laboratories, archives, libraries) when possible.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Photographs about scientific institutions and research centers in the state of Minnesota were produced as a result of this project. Several cohesive projects will result from this material. Judging by the sheer number of photographs produced at the Soudan Mine, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Bakken Museum, as well as many other places in Minnesota, this project surpassed its proposed goals. 2: Through public lectures, performance, and exhibition, thousands of people were involved in and introduced to this work. In addition, the work on the revised website has been exhibited widely. Both the exhibition and creation of this work involved the public--both artist, scientists, and the general public. Attendance and background of the audience were both taken into consideration for evaluation.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Carroll will explore Minnesota’s scientific community by photographing some of the tools, spaces, and people who identify as scientists in different parts of the state. He will present his project G.U.T. Feeling, through an exhibition in the Twin Cities and in public lectures around the state.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Eric W. Carroll
(612) 227-4800
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
David Bowman: Photographer, full member, National Geographic Creative; Donald Clark: Professor of photography, Minnesota State University Moorhead; John Gregor: Photographer and photo educator; Ellen Kingsbury: Photographer; Laura Migliorino: Photographer, professor of art, Anoka Ramsey Community College; Jeffrey Millikan: Photographer, adjunct professor of photography, University of Minnesota; Vivienne Morgan: Photographer, adjunct professor at Bemidji State University; Margaret Ojala: Photographer and Professor of Art, St Olaf College.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed