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
Mille Lacs
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.
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
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 Manager
First Name
Last Name
Corbine, Jr.
Organization Name
Lyle M. Corbine, Jr.
(320) 232-3768
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