Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Catherine G. Dalton
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will expand my artistry by composing and staging a large scale interdisciplinary piece in collaboration with a choreographer and projection designer. The artistic efficacy of `Bluets` will come from verbal and written feedback gathered at pre-performance rehearsals attended by trusted advisors and a post-performance audience discussion and survey.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Catherine Dalton will compose and stage `Bluets,` a large scale, interdisciplinary work for dancer, projection, singers and small chamber ensemble exploring loss, love and friendship.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Catherine G. Dalton
(651) 592-2383
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. Chair, 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. Officer at -Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Nicholas Gaudette: Bassist and Arts Board grantee; active with Hear Here Live Music and Movement Festival, Cherry Spoon collective; Janis Lane-Ewart: Long-time arts administrator and consultant; development officer at KBEM Jazz88; Elizabeth Larson: School music teacher; freelance musician; John Munson: Musician with The New Standards and The Twilight Hours; Arts Board grantee; Betsy Neil: Violinist and fiddler; elementary school music and orchestra teacher; Stephen Pelkey: Music faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; cellist with Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Chamber Music Society; Andrew Stermer: Composer, producer, and percussionist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed