ACHF Arts Access
Commission a song cycle of poems from my forthcoming book that will be performed with readings of that book in Saint Paul, Bemidji, and Duluth. Attendance at the readings and performances will be counted and feedback from the audience recorded; artists involved will, after every program, evaluate the performance and the audience's reception. 2: Finish the manuscript of a book in progress. At the end of the grant period, the manuscript of the new book will be ready to send to or will have been sent to potential publishers and contests.
Kildegaard will commission Linda Kachelmeier to compose a song cycle using poems from her new book. Readings and performances of the book and the music will be held in Saint Paul, Bemidji, and Duluth.
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.
James Cihlar: Publisher, Howling Bird Press; Arts Board grantee; Yahya Frederickson: Poet; professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead; Marion Gomez: Poet and teaching artist, Loft Literary Center; Sagirah Shahid: Writer, educator, and advocate; Arts Board grantee; Elizabeth Tannen: Writer and teacher; Arts Board poetry grantee; Michael Torres: Writer and teacher; Arts Board grantee
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