Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Catherine Ramirez
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 expand my performing abilities, musical vision, and repertoire by rehearsing, recording, and performing a new solo flute recital program. Gains in expertise of abilities and musical vision will be measured by feedback from audiences and reviews of the recording. Expansion of repertoire will be measured by completion of the recording. 2: Over 150 Minnesota audience members will experience live concerts and recordings of a Minnesota artist performing relevant works for our community. Attendance at concerts will be evaluated by head counts. Audience engagement and impact will be measured by post-concert discussions and written comments.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Ramirez will perform and record a program of solo flute works that explores depression in a new way. There will be two public performances in Northfield.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Catherine Ramirez
(773) 983-8453
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