Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Monica C. Sheets AKA Monica Sheets
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Winona
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)

This project will explore how to present participative public artwork in an exhibition context. I will produce an installation of constructed and found objects that reinterprets and presents my public project Das Fundbuero. 2: The approximately 30 hours of audio interviews will be transcribed and translated for use in this and subsequent projects. I will hire a professional transcription service and hire myself as a translator to produce transcripts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Monica Sheets produced an installation of constructed, found and archival objects that reinterpreted her participative public project Das Fundbuero. Both the proposed project outcome and proposed project evaluation can be turned into questions to be answered yes or no. In this case, the answer is unequivocally yes – the project did explore presenting a participative public artwork in an exhibition at Winona State University. A new installation using collected archival materials, found objects and new sculptural constructions was produced. 2: Approximately thirty hours of audio interviews were transcribed, translated and edited for use in this project. Both the proposed project outcome and proposed project evaluation can be turned into questions to be answered yes or no. The answer to both questions is yes: the audio interviews were transcribed, translated and translated with professional help, and subsequently edited into excerpts for use in the installation.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Sheets will create an installation that interprets her long-term public project Das Fundbuero (The Lost and Found Office) for an American audience. During Art-A-Whirl, the public will have an opportunity to view the work during its construction; additional exhibition opportunities for the finished installation are being sought.
Project Manager
First Name
Monica
Last Name
Sheets
Organization Name
Monica C. Sheets AKA Monica Sheets
State
MN
Phone
(612) 205-7363
Email
ste_haruka@hotmail.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
Keya Ganguly: Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, University of Minnesota; Jessica Hirsch: Sculptor, woodworker, and artist-in-residence, Driftless Folkschool; Shana Kaplow: Painter and video artist, art professor, Saint Cloud State University; Bradley Kaspari: Visual artist, sculptor, and public artist, owner and director, Kaspari Design Services, Inc.; Cecilia Schiller: Visual artist utilizing carving and woodworking to create interactive sculptures; Karen Stout-Heller: Oil painter and collage artist; Caitlin Warner: Book artist, board member, Art Shanty Project, staff, Graywolf Press
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600