Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Shannon E. Gibney
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
December 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

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

I will complete a first draft of my essay collection, AMERICAN PERVERSIONS: CLASS, CASTE, AND RACE IN THE ACADEMY. I have the draft in hand, and ready to submit to publishers. 2: I will hold a panel with women of color academics in Minnesota, as well as chair a workshop for those working on manuscripts about our experiences. I will organize and run these events, soliciting feedback from all participants and audience members.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Gibney will complete her essay collection, American Perversions: Class, Caste, And Race in the Academy. She will also organize a public panel, reading, and workshop comprised of women of color academics in Minnesota.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Shannon E. Gibney
(612) 210-8049x c
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

Anika Fajardo: Writer and teacher, book reviewer; Sherrie Fernandez-Williams: Writer, director of Bridges Scholars program, Hamline University; Rachael Hanel: Memoirist, essayist, professor of mass media; Rebecca Kanner: Published writer; teacher at Loft Literary Center; Walter Olsen: Writer; professor at Concordia College Moorhead; Lake Region Arts Council grantee; Kathryn Savage: Program manager, The Loft Literary Center; Lisa Steinmann: Freelance writer, editor, and artist; board member of Saint Paul Almanac

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600