Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Amy L. Fladeboe
Recipient Type
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
January 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
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)

I will offer four free public readings across the state in order to engage more Minnesotans with the work of a Minnesota artist. Audience engagement will be evaluated by monitoring attendance and compiling a contact list at the reading events for interest in following the manuscript's progress. 2: I will revise and edit the novel to public presentation quality and solicit agents for publication. Project outcomes will be evaluated by securing writing time and space, completing the novel, and sending the manuscript to agents.

Measurable Outcome(s)

109 Minnesotans were able to engage with the work of Amy Fladeboe, a Minnesota artist. I collected a voluntary survey, counted heads at the events, and have compiled a contact list of attendees. 2: I revised and edited my novel to public presentation quality, publicly presented it, and pitched the novel to two agents. I scheduled writing time and documented time spent. I secured a writing space. I completed significant revision. I attended a pitch conference to pitch my novel to two different agents.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Fladeboe will revise her novel, I Have Taken Many Mountains, about an Albanian immigrant. She will offer four public readings of the manuscript in Minnesota cities where she has lived, Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis, and Willmar.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Amy L. Fladeboe
(218) 213-2393
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
Nancy Cook: Professor and director of lawyering program, University of Minnesota Law School, fiction and creative nonfiction writer; Ann Fee: Executive director, Arts Center of Saint Peter, teaching artist, writer, editor, and instructor; Kathryn Hopper: Writer, editor, and teaching artist; John Jodzio: Fiction writer, teaching artist; AmokΘ Kubat: Educator, writer and performance artist; Peter Pearson: Writer for children and young adults; Wendy Skinner: Writer of poetry, non-fiction and short stories, contract writer for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare; Therese Stanton: Novelist, English department faculty member, Normandale Community College
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600