Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Linda Marie. Kachelmeier
Recipient Type
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Linda will collaborate through a series of workshops with Voices of Hope, a women's choir from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee to create a new, multi-movement work based on poetry submitted by choir members.

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

Zachary Baltich: Percussionist/composer, Arts board grantee; Rolf Erdahl: Bass player, OboeBass!; bass instructor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Sarah Greer: Improvisational singer, songwriter, and teacher; Arts Board grantee; Nathan Hanson: Composer and saxophonist; Arts Board grantee; El Karnwie-Tuah: Hip-hop artist; Arts Board grantee; Heidi Lord: Percussionist; director of concert production and personnel, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; Jean Perrault: Director of orchestras, University of Minnesota Duluth

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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)

Linda will develop skills in community engagement while collaborating with Voices of Hope and Lumina. This project will be evaluated by feedback from the participants, the director, and the audiences in the form of discussion and written comments.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Linda developed skills in community engagement in collaboration with Voices of Hope and Lumina. This project was evaluated by feedback from the participants, the director, and the audiences in the form of discussion.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Linda M. Kachelmeier
(651) 587-9475
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