Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mark R. Brown
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will screen this documentary at the Square Lake Film Festival and other festivals in the state. Gaelynn will attend to discuss her life and work. Public screenings and filmmaker/subject question and answer sessions will prompt a discussions about the struggles of independent musicians and the concept of disability pride. 2: My skills as a documentary filmmaker will continue to evolve. The final piece will be polished enough to be an official selection at several film festivals throughout the state. The film will have high production value and tell an engaging and important story.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Brown will complete production and postproduction on a 20-minute short documentary about Duluth musician and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea.

Project Manager
First Name
Mark
Last Name
Brown
Organization Name
Mark R. Brown
State
MN
Phone
(612) 244-0098
Email
marbrow76@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Lyle Corbine, Jr.: Film writer, director, and producer; Arts Board grantee; Cecilia Cornejo: Filmmaker; film and media professor at Carleton Collge; Kristen Lowe: Filmmaker and visual artist; teaches art and drawing at Gustavus Adolphus; Kelley Meister: Multimedia artist and educator; Deborah Wallwork: Independent filmmaker and artist, editor and director, Red Eye Video; Maya Washington: Filmmaker, writer, performer, and arts educator

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No