Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Sharon F. Mansur
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)

Sharon Mansur will further her dance filmmaking skills by creating In Between, a 20-30 minute film set in Winona, with videography by BodyCartography. Screening discussion notes, and feedback forms from screenings and workshops and artist participant interviews, and dance filmmaker professional critiques, and 2019 film festival invitations.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Dance Artist Sharon Mansur will create and perform in "In Between," a new dance film set in Winona, MN. Mansur will increase her skills in this genre, making her work more accessible to a wider and more diverse audience.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Sharon F. Mansur
(301) 254-6930
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

Ramona Jacobs: Owner and director of Fergus Falls School of Dance; Heather Klopchin: Associate professor and chair of St Olaf College dance department; Sachiko Nishiuchi: Flamenco dancer and instructor; Arts Board grantee; Akiko Ostlund: Dancer, performing artist, poet, puppeteer, and activist; Naimah Petigny: Dancer; PhD candidate in feminist studies at the U of M; Michele Rusinko: Professor and chair of department of theater and dance, Gustavus Adolphus College; April Sellers: Dancer, choreographer; artistic director of The April Sellers Dance Collective; Linda Shapiro: Founder and former artistic codirector of New Dance Ensemble, director of New Dance Laboratory, and faculty member, department of theatre and dance, University of Minnesota; freelance writer; Chitra Vairavan: Dancer and choreographer; founding member of Ananya Dance Theatre

Conflict of Interest Disclosed