Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Peter B. Nelson
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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 create a new experimental film that will engage both new audiences and the visual arts community through public screenings and discussions. Attendance at screenings and online views will be recorded. Comment cards will be provided at screenings and comments will be encouraged online.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Nelson created a new experimental film that was presented to an audience in Northfield, Minnesota and will continue to be presented at festivals and online. A presentation exposed Minnesotans to the work. A question and answer period at the end of the presentation allowed the artist to receive valuable feedback.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Peter Nelson's upcoming experimental film will explore dementia and its effects on an intimate relationship. A patient and caregiver will discuss love and loss, humor and sadness, and the struggles and triumphs of each day. A public screening, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, will take place at a theater in Northfield.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Peter B. Nelson
(612) 618-8906
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
Allison Bolah: A visual artist, creating photographs, multimedia and paper-based work; David Kang: Independent creative consultant, director, and producer, founder and CEO, Hana Media and Development, creator and executive director, The DIAL Group; Fredrika McManus: Founder and director, Upper Minnesota Film Office; Patrick Moore: Communications director, Pioneer Public TV; Matthew Sewell: Chair, English department, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Deborah Wallwork: Independent filmmaker and artist, editor and director, Red Eye Video; Maya Washington: Filmmaker, writer, performer, and arts educator
Conflict of Interest Disclosed