Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Selma Fernandez Richter
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To document the stories of women going through recurrent pregnancy loss in Minnesota. I will photograph, research and edit the photographic work for a minimum of 400 hours during the grant period. 2: To teach a photography workshop with a Latino youth group. I will teach a photography workshop for a Latino youth group during the grant term.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Fernandez-Richter will continue photographing and researching her project about recurrent pregnancy loss. She will offer a photography workshop for a Latino youth group at Centro Tyrone Guzman, in Minneapolis, as part of the project.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Fernandez Richter
Organization Name
Selma Fernandez Richter
(612) 875-4066
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

Gloria Brush: Chair and professor of photography, University of Minnesota Duluth; Anna Eveslage: Photographer and filmmaker; Arts Board grantee; Terry Gydesen: Documentary photographer; Arts Board grantee; Alison Malone: Award-winning photographer; Areca Roe: Photographer and Arts Board grantee; University of Minnesota photography instructor; Laurie Schneider: Photographer specializing in fine art portraiture, art, weddings, and animals; Paul Wegner: Art department faculty teaching photography at Inver Hills Community College, Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed