Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nathan E. Hanson AKA Nathan Hanson
Recipient Type
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
May 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Blue Earth
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Hanson will create and develop an evening length program of music for solo saxophone. He will present this work in at least five locations around the state of Minnesota.

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

Jason Allen: Electronic performance artist and producer; teacher at University of St Thomas; Jian-Jun Chen-Edmund: Assistant professor of music education, University of Minnesota Duluth; Ignacio Herrera: Piano instructor, MacPhail Center for Music. Performer, director, and composer.; Heidi Lord: Percussionist; manager of orchestra operations and special events, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; Betsy Neil: Violinist and fiddler; elementary school music and orchestra teacher

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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 expand my capacity as an instrumentalist by creating, developing and presenting an unaccompanied concert program.? I will seek feedback from members of the `preview` audience including seasoned solo performers from other genres (theater, dance, music) in the preparation and development phases of the work. 2: Once developed, and previewed the concert will travel to at least five locations around the state of Minnesota.? The concerts will be presented in a variety of settings around the state. I will seek reaction and feedback from audience members and music/art journalists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I held two preview concerts for colleagues and trusted listeners. Solicited feedback on concert construction. 2: Presented seven concerts. Held discussion following each of the seven concerts.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nathan E. Hanson AKA Nathan Hanson
(651) 222-7879x c
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