Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Christopher M. Keller AKA Kristoff Krane
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)

Sunrise Performances' is a collaborative effort. I will be working intimately with other artists, requiring us to expand our artistic skill sets. Collaborating artists and myself will review video recordings of the performance events. 2: Sunrise Performances will be open to the public and marketing efforts will be made to expose Minnesotans to the work. The project outcome will be evaluated by attendance numbers, which will be collected at both events.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Emcee Kristoff Krane will perform with producer and drummer Graham O'Brien and Anishinaabe singer and drummer, Alvin Baker in two Minnesota parks.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Christopher M. Keller AKA Kristoff Krane
(651) 357-0441
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