Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Andrea E. Leap
Recipient Type
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Leap will develop new Baroque music skills and artistic partnerships, with Paul Boehnke, harpsichordist, and Julie Johnson, flutist and composer. Concerts will be performed at venues in Golden Valley, Minneapolis, New Ulm, and Saint Paul.

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

Gregory Brosofske: Composer and sound designer; Rolf Erdahl: Bass player, OboeBass!; bass instructor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Linda Kachelmeier: Composer, conductor and singer; founder of LUMINA; El Karnwie-Tuah: Hip-hop artist; Arts Board grantee; Sarah Lawrence: Co-general artistic director, Lyric Opera of the North; Loretta Simonet: Musician with award-winning folk music duo, Curtis and Loretta; Justin Spenner: Classical baritone and private voice instructor

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600

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)

Develop new artistic partnerships with musicians whose skill sets complement my own. I will evaluate this with feedback from my colleagues during the process - seeing if our collaboration becomes more effective and rewarding, and if we want to continue on future projects together. 2: Develop new musical skills related to Baroque performance practice and improvisation. I will evaluate gains in confidence in making stylistic decisions and if I feel increased comfort in improvisation. I will solicit feedback from my collaborators who have expertise in these skills.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Created new artistic partnerships with musicians who have different skills, and learned from them how to implement these skills. I have already worked again with two of the colleagues on these projects, and have plans to work again with two others in 2018. 2: I developed new improvisation skills in Baroque improvisation and performance practice. My collaborators were very encouraging, and I have since used these skills in a subsequent gig, and have been hired to do it again in 2018.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Andrea E. Leap
(612) 616-5299
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