Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Wing Y. Huie
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
St. Louis
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)

This will expand the cultural meanings of my photographs to a wider national audience, while helping to sustain my career as an independent artist, creatively and financially. Number of views and interaction will be tracked on the website. Will see if new requests for speaking engagements, exhibitions increase. Continually creating new photos and new themes. 2: My work will reach a broader audience through the internet, including areas of outstate Minnesota to which I may not be able to travel. I will track website hits through analytics. I will also solicit feedback from the various audiences I work with: museum and gallery exhibition viewers, educators and students at all levels, sociologists, community organizations, and corporations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Website was created, ready to be launched, beta-tested by educators who validated the uniqueness of WDYS. The website will track how many people download each issue. I will follow up with an email and find out how many students or people they will use this with. Although educators are the main target I can see all kinds of organizations, businesses, and corporations using this.  I fully expect this to be valuable tool for educators and others, needed now more than ever, a way to have a conversation about cultural points of views that are not confrontational.

Description of Funds
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Huie will create an interactive website titled, “What Do You See?” to begin a series of mini projects in which new photos and photos from his archive explore cultural issues.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Wing Y. Huie
(612) 817-2771
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

Hillary Berg: Photographer; Arts Board grantee; Elizabeth Blair: Artist Initiative grantee in photography; professor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Luke Erickson: Photographer; consultant at Instinct Art Gallery; photo curator for the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography; Linda Gammell: Photographer and teacher; Arts Board grantee; Peter Happel Christian: Photographer; Arts Board grantee; professor of integrated media at Saint Cloud State University; Suzanne Kosmalski: Installation artist and photographer; Arts Board grantee; Margaret Ojala: Photographer and professor of art, St Olaf College; Carrie Thompson: Studio manager for photographer Alec Soth; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed