Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Tara K. Sweeney
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Engage with an intergenerational Minnesota audience through collaborative exploration of ASI collection. Public views collection online, votes for favorite A-Z objects. Records age, reason for choice in web survey, museum visitor's log. Age diversity, response quantity measure outcome. 2: Develop skills for creative collaboration. Artists work together in ASI public spaces to research and illustrate each of 29 objects selected by public. ASI exhibition of completed collaborative series documents outcome.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Sweeney will work collaboratively with her son and book illustrator, Nate Christopherson, to create a series of watercolor and ink drawings titled, Favorite Objects A to Z, from the American Swedish Institute collection in Minneapolis. They will work on-site, during museum hours, in order to engage a new audience with art making and the museum's collection.

Project Manager
First Name
Tara
Last Name
Sweeney
Organization Name
Tara K. Sweeney
State
MN
Phone
(651) 649-0535
Email
tarasweeneyart@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

Susan Feigenbaum: Ceramic artist and educator; Arts Board grantee; Ernest Gillman: Visual artis, Arts Board grantee; Paige Guggemos: Freelance graphic and web designer; printmaker; Ann Klefstad: Artist and writer; Arts Board grantee; Charles Matson Lume: Visual artist; professor of art, School of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout; James Sannerud: Wood carver and furniture maker; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No