Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Anna V. Metcalfe
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Wabasha
Winona
Clay
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Wabasha
Winona
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,100
Direct expenses
$12,100
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To expand the role of public participation in my art practice through an interactive piece that focuses on a shared resource, the Mississippi River. I will bike the length of the Mississippi in Minnesota, 398 miles from Itasca State Park to Brownsville, collecting water stories from people and sharing them with others through a traveling tea party. 2: To deepen connections between participants and the water resources in Minnesota. I will print water stories on 200+ ceramic cups and will give them to other participants along the Mississippi River in exchange for their written water story in hopes that empathy is built about water resources.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I developed and used skills for engaging with audiences and communities along the Mississippi River with my art. I created the tools with which I facilitated over 25 tea conversations about water and the Mississippi. I had a three month long show at the MWMO. 2: I developed and used skills to engage with audiences and communities through my art practice about the Mississippi River. I printed and distributed over 250 cups with stories from strangers to other strangers along the Mississippi River.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Metcalfe will create Upstream, to connect people living along the Mississippi River through a bicycle powered traveling tea party. Participants will be given a story cup in exchange for a written narrative of their own memories along the river.

Project Manager
First Name
Anna
Last Name
Metcalfe
Organization Name
Anna V. Metcalfe
State
MN
Phone
(540) 905-1091
Email
annametcalfe@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

Sarah Erickson: Director of the art department and assistant professor, College of St. Scholastica; John Larson: Ceramic artist; Andrew Maus: Director and CEO of Plains Art Museum in Fargo; Ernest Miller: Ceramic artist; Katherine Mommsen: Ceramic artist; Arts Board grantee; Elizabeth Mowry: Arts innovation director, COMPAS, City of Saint Paul parks commissioner; Ryuta Nakajima: Contemporary artist, curator, product designer; associate professort of art, University of Minnesota Duluth; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No