Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,520
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Timothy J. Jennen AKA Tim Jennen
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
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
$9,520
Other Funds Leveraged
$480
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will complete the approximately 50-75 page graphic novel, The Saga of Harvey and Shifra. The completed work will be ready for submission for publication. Parts of the novel will be used in public presentations and cartooning workshops to discuss the process of creating a graphic novel.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Jennen will complete The Saga of Harvey and Shifra, a graphic novel exploring what happens when a dominant culture is disrupted by the arrival of individuals with ideas that force them to confront a larger world. Two public cartooning workshops, one for children and one for adults, along with an exhibition and panel discussion is planned.

Project Manager
First Name
Timothy
Last Name
Jennen
Organization Name
Timothy J. Jennen AKA Tim Jennen
State
MN
Phone
(651) 263-9895
Email
tjennen0@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

Elizabeth Devine: Jewelry designer and lettering artist; Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists co-op board member; Brian Frink: Visual artist, professor of painting and drawing, chair, art department, Minnesota State University, Mankato; John Hock: Cofounder, CEO, artistic director of Franconia Sculpture Park; Katrina Knutson: Working artist, freelance educator, and community organizer; Seho Park: Artist; art professor, Winona State University; Judith Saye-Willis: Studio visual artist; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No