Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Matthew Burgess AKA Matt Burgess
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$160
Direct expenses
$5,160
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I'm happy to say that I not only completed the manuscript, UNCLE JANICE, but I sold it to a major publishing company, Doubleday, an off-shoot of Random House and Penguin Books. 2: I was able to share portions of my work with fellow Minnesotans at two separate readings, the first in Minneapolis at a launch party for an issue of the University of Minnesota's literary journal, DISLOCATE, and later in St Paul with former Minnesota State Arts Board grant recipient Ethan Rutherford. Once the book comes out, I will continue to give local readings.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Burgess will rent studio space to work on his second novel, a literary/crime hybrid about the underground hip-hop scene in Minneapolis. He will read an excerpt from the completed manuscript at Micawber's Books in Saint Paul, in the spring of 2013.
Project Manager
First Name
Matthew
Last Name
Burgess
Organization Name
Matthew Burgess AKA Matt Burgess
State
MN
Phone
(347) 393-9131
Email
mburgess1@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Megan Atwood: Writing instructor, Hamline University. Literary agent, writer, and editor.; Catherine Dybiec Holm: Writer, editor, yoga instructor.; Christine Kolaya: Writer and professor, University of Minnesota Morris.; Ethan Rutherford: Writer; Patrick Thomas: Editor and program manager, Milkweed Editions; Eric Vrooman: Writer and professor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Kao Yang: Writer and educator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes