Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Inna I. Valin
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
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)

To expand and exhibit my series of exploratory documentary photographs. The production of the works and public exhibition will be the measure.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Valin will complete her documentary series, Bellwether, which explores the human condition and culture within the archetype of the "unnoticed" person. A public exhibition and artist talk are planned for the Twin Cities.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Inna I. Valin
(651) 399-7703
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

Joseph Allen: Photographer; media arts faculty at White Earth Tribal and Community College; Hillary Berg: Photographer; Arts Board grantee; John Gregor: Photographer and photo educator; Robert Kern: Photographer; Arts Board grantee; Karen Melvin: Photographer; author of Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District; John Ratzloff: Photographer at Steger Wilderness Center; Bonnie Wilson: Consulting curator, librarian and archivist; former curator of photography, Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale

Conflict of Interest Disclosed