Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
John S. Jodzio
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carver
McLeod
Olmsted
Stevens
Carver
McLeod
Olmsted
Stevens
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist will complete his first novel which will develop his long form writing skills, confidence, and reputation as a novelist. The outcome's success will be evaluated by manuscript completion and submission to at least twenty literary presses as well as by the artist's reading of the completed novel at four community events. 2: The artist will provide twelve emerging Minnesota writers an opportunity to present their work in their communities and gain confidence as artists. This outcome's success will be evaluated by the number of emerging writers engaged as well as by qualitative surveys sent to the emerging writers regarding their experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist will complete his first novel which will develop his long form writing skills, confidence, and reputation as a novelist. Grantee completed novel which is currently being shopped to more than twenty presses. Artist read novel excerpts at the four literary events outlined in grant. 2: The artist will provide twelve emerging Minnesota writers an opportunity to present their work in their communities and gain confidence as artists. The artist provided twelve Minnesota writers with a positive forum to present their writing in their communities.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Jodzio will complete his novel and host four literary events for emerging writers in greater Minnesota.

Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Jodzio
Organization Name
John S. Jodzio
State
MN
Phone
(612) 708-9681
Email
johnjodzio@yahoo.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. 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

Iyabo Angela Ajayi: Freelance writer, former editor at Africa World Press/The Red Sea Press; Jonathan Damery: Essayist, Arts Board grantee; Catherine Friend: Author, MN Book Award winner; Christine Kolaya: Writer and professor, University of Minnesota Morris.; Juliet Patterson: Writer, published poet; instructor at St Olaf College; Danielle Sosin: Author, fiction, Duluth; Jordan Thomas: Published writer; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No