Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Laurie A. Schneider AKA Laurie Schneider
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Produce a traveling photo exhibition and companion programming. Traveling exhibit and companion programming will be utilized and displayed by a variety of schools, businesses and events to help educate the public about sustainable farming practices in Minnesota. 2: Replace outdated photography editing equipment and learn new software able to handle volume of work. The new equipment will allow me to organize, archive and access the volumes of this photo work to better produce cohesive exhibits, a portfolio and continuance of the photo documentary.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Exposure of the exhibition to a wide and diverse audience was achieved. Exhibitions were well attended. 2: I am able to produce a good portfolio and respond to calls for images in a timely manner. The new arrangement allows cataloging which gives provides the ability to access images I could not locate before, and more efficiently. The images are also categorized and organized in such a way to more easily access.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Schneider will produce a traveling photo essay on sustainable farmers working in Minnesota, to accompany educational programming that will tour throughout the state.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Laurie A. Schneider AKA Laurie Schneider
(651) 351-1100x h
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
Joseph Allen: Photographer; Brett Kallusky: Assistant professor of photography, University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Ellen Kingsbury: Photographer; Arts Board grantee; Jeffrey Millikan: Photographer; adjunct professor of photography, University of Minnesota; Vivienne Morgan: Photographer, adjunct professor at Bemidji State University; Stephen Ozone: Photographer and Arts Board grantee; Paul Wegner: Art department faculty teaching photography at Inver Hills Community College, Arts Board grantee; Bonnie Wilson: Consulting curator, librarian and archivist; former curator of photography, Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale
Conflict of Interest Disclosed