Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Erin Moren
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist will create and showcase a new collection of work and present it at a launch event that will be open to the public. A successful outcome will be evaluated by the showcase of completed work and the attendance of the community. 2: The artist will take time to learn about and experiment with new materials and techniques, taking guidance from other makers. A successful outcome will be evaluated by the showcase of completed work and the attendance of the community.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Actual outcome of the project was the successful completion of a new body of work and a public showcase that encouraged community interaction and conversation. Evaluation of project achievement is based on completion and showcase of a new body of work as well as the actual attendance of community members at the opening party at Forage Modern Workshop. 2: The actual outcome of this project is a new body of work that is experimental in material use and fabrication techniques. The new body of work was displayed in a showcase that encouraged community interaction and conversation. Final showcase of the new body of work solidified the successful completion of grant work. The new body of work included a chair, coffee table, credenza, wall hung shelf and small home products. While this work was completed during various times of the grant year, the final showcase was the first display of the entire collection. As can be seen from the work, the designs were innovative and experimental- they explored new ideas and processes and through final exhibition and discussion with showcase attendees were interesting and informed.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Moren will launch a new collection of handmade furniture and document the process of creating the work so the community has a better understanding of the process. An exhibition in the Twin Cities is being planned.
Project Manager
First Name
Erin
Last Name
Moren
Organization Name
Erin Moren
State
MN
Phone
(612) 730-4727
Email
erin@tandemmade.com
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 Andree: Artist utilizing painting, drawing, sculpture and sound, painting and drawing instructor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Jan Elftmann: Visual artist, educator for the Science Museum of Minnesota, coordinator of art at 801 Gallery, director, ArtCar ArtBike Parade.; Shannon Estlund: Visual artist, adjunct instructor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; William Gorcica: Professor of art, Saint Cloud State University; Ursula Hargens: Co-collaborator and program head for Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education; Peter Pestalozzi: Furniture designer/craftsman, Ely, Board member, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; Brian Stewart: Plein air painter and instructor; Christine Willcox: Visual artist, professor, art and art history department, Macalester College
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No