Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Jehra Patrick
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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 introduce new audiences, including cross sector creatives, and the public with the work of Minnesota artists through monthly programs. Public engagement will be measured by program attendance to six programs, guest/speaker participation, and surveys. 2: Participating artists will broaden their knowledge of multiple artistic practices and models for supporting creative production and distribution. After programs conclude, participating artists and artists in attendance will be accounted for through attendance and will supply qualitative feedback through surveys.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Artists and creatives of various disciplines/sectors were introduced to new audiences, including cross-sector engagement. Public engagement was measured by program attendance paired with anecdotal data collected from attendees and participants. 2: Minnesota artists broadened their knowledge of various art practices and the models that support their production/distribution. Learnings were measured qualitatively through content and discussion, social media posts and continued/extended conversation, and through anecdotal data from interpersonal, digital, and survey feedback. Together these methods confirm that Minnesota artists were able to expand on their artistic abilities by learning from the experience of other artists.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Patrick will engage artists and design professionals in monthly programs that will include moderated public conversations and panel discussions to generate new ideologies and produce coauthored objects, presentations, and new distribution models. The intended result is to examine the crossover between the fine arts and commercial sectors.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Jehra Patrick
(651) 592-1137
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
Marion Angelica: Ceramic artist, former director of Metropolitan Regional Arts Council; Brian Frink: Visual artist, professor of painting and drawing, chair, art department, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Maren Kloppmann: Ceramic sculptor; Qian Liu: Ceramics and sculpture artist; Stephen Shaskan: Author, illustrator and Loft Literary Center teaching artist; Don Sherman: Artist, educator, photographer, mentors program coordinator, Southwest Minnesota State University College
Conflict of Interest Disclosed