Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Julie G. Landsman
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
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)

With this grant I was able to get more done on my novel than I envisioned initially. I now have a near final draft out to 6 readers and believe by the end of the fall I will have a manuscript to send to editors and agents. Because I did not have to take as many paid jobs I was able to consult with Bill Cottman, work for days at a time on the writing, and intersperse music throughout the text, due to research time. My collaboration with Bill has been ongoing and will result in a radio show and open reading, music show at Homewood Gallery on July 13th. 2: I have involved a diverse group of writers who are giving me feedback on the manuscript I sent to them, totaling 487 pages. We meet and talk about writing, the form of the novel and what works, does not work. Previous to this I did not collaborate as fully with these writers, both poets and prose writers.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Landsman will consult with Bill Cottman of KFAI Radio, in order to finish a final draft of her novel, "Till," set in Connecticut, New York, and Paris jazz scenes from 1920-1955. She will feature this new work in a segment of Talkabout, a program of the H
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Julie G. Landsman
(612) 729-1411
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