Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Carrie E. Thompson AKA Carrie Elizabeth Thompson
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Thompson's work explores roots, rootlessness, and restlessness, generally in the context of her own upbringing. She will continue work on “Notes from My Therapist,” a project that begins with a weekly note from her therapist which serves as the basis for image making. The project will be exhibited at a Twin Cities venue.
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
Sara Belleau: Writer and photographer; Anna Eveslage: Photographer; Mark Jensen: Fine art photographer, founder and director of the Knife River Photography Workshops; Brett Kallusky: Visiting assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department, photography; Anthony Marchetti: Photographer, instructor; Terra Rathai: Artist and photographer, historian of 19th and 20th century western art and popular culture; Ellen Skoro: Digital photographer, Goldstein Museum of Design; Sarah Whiting: Commercial photographer, instructor at the Arts Institutes International Minnesota
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600
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 plan to exhibit my work in a gallery, online, and in book form. My work is about mental illness and therapy, a somewhat taboo topic, yet a topic that reaches out to many Minnesotans. The evaluation will come from press, peers, and the attendance of the exhibition. I plan to promote my show and book through my website, social media, and by mailing out press releases and show invites to a broad selection of Minnesotans.

Measurable Outcome(s)

It was more successful than I ever imagined. Very humbled by the experience. I determined my success from what others told me. From the press from the show. The show attendance. Also from my recent fully funded Kickstarter that 144 people gave to in order for me to make a trade version of my book.

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First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Carrie E. Thompson AKA Carrie Elizabeth Thompson
(612) 599-1024
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