Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Brenda J. Brousseau
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Brousseau will create Garden of Truth, a new body of work. These beadwork mandalas will focus on the abstract idea of truth and be displayed during the Saint Paul Fall Art Crawl.
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
Zoe Adler: Gallery director, Highpoint Center for Printmaking; Keya Ganguly: Professor of cultural studies and comparative literature, University of Minnesota; Lori Greene: Artist and owner of Mosaic on a Stick; John Larson: Ceramic artist; Sonja Peterson: Independent artist; Lynette Power: Bronze and clay sculptor; public artist; Don Sherman: Artist, educator, photographer; mentors program coordinator, Southwest Minnesota State University
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)

To make a new collection of beaded mandalas focusing on the idea of truth that will be exhibited at the fall St Paul Art Crawl. Measured results will be met by meeting the timeline discussed in the artist plan for the creation of this new body of work and then at the end by exhibiting the collection at the St Paul Art Crawl.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Brenda Brousseau created a new beadwork mandala series entitled Garden of Truth, which she exhibited during the Saint Paul Fall Art Crawl. My outcome was to show at the Saint Paul Fall Art Crawl, which was early in the grant period. Beadwork is time consuming. To be able to do this I needed to stick to the timeline I proposed. By sticking to it I was able to create a new body of work and displays for them that were sturdy enough for outdoors.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Brenda J. Brousseau
(612) 306-2636
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