Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lyle M. Corbine, Jr.
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Local artists will have the opportunity to explore their abilities. Over a couple months of preparation and three days of shooting, my cast and crew will have made a 12-minute film which they can use to critique and hear feedback regarding their talents as filmmakers, musicians, and actors. 2: Artists and film fans will be able to ask questions and engage in a live critique. At Bryant-Lake Bowl's Cinema Lounge in November, 2016, artists and film fans will ask my team and I questions regarding The Francesca. We will engage with them on a personal level and answer any and all questions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The film, Shinaab, gained national attention through a variety of outlets and has been mentioned in a number of major trade magazines. I have spoken at length with everyone who was involved about how the porch affected them. Everyone had a positive learning experience. 2: The movie played at the Walker Art Center. I felt I answered the questions as well as possible.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Corbine will direct a 12-minute short film exploring the American lifestyle and its commercial idealism. He will screen the finished film at Bryant-Lake Bowl's monthly Cinema Lounge in Minneapolis.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Corbine, Jr.
Organization Name
Lyle M. Corbine, Jr.
(320) 232-3768
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; 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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Layla Dowlatshahi: Playwright and Arts Board grantee; writing instructor at Normandale Community College; Denise Fick: Artist Initiative grantee; illustrator/animator/graphic designer; Dain Ingebretson: Freelance teaching artist, writer, producer; Peter Nelson: Assistant professor of new media art at Saint Olaf; Kevin Obsatz: Filmmaker and video artist; Arts Board grantee; Frank Sander: Filmmaker and multimedia artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed