Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Paul K. Dice
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Ramsey
Rice
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,120
Direct expenses
$14,120
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will record my first CD and have it distributed and released by either Innova or Indigenous Treasures. The CD will be produced and a distribution and release plan will be implemented. 2: A Twin Cities performance of the pieces on the CD will feature world-class performers of Chinese instruments and the string quartet Leven. The concert will take place and be attended by Minnesotans from a broad range of backgrounds and locales.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I was able to take my composing career to the next level by producing my first CD and composing, recording and presenting performances of works that will be featured on the CD. 2: I acquired the necessary business skills to develop a marketing plan that will supplement (but not duplicate) that planned by the recording company. I also was responsible for all scheduling of the recording and securing the musicians, as well as coordinating the performances.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Dice will record his first CD, which will feature five original compositions for Chinese and western instruments. All five works will be performed by the string quartet, Spirit of Nature, at a concert in the Twin Cities.
Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Dice
Organization Name
Paul K. Dice
State
MN
Phone
(952) 210-3628
Email
wmpros@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr.: Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka.; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Pamela Perri: Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota.; Margaret Rapp: Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Barbara Depman: Music Administrator for Choral Arts Ensemble, Rochester; Linda Haugen: Composer; Asako Hirabayashi: Composer and harpsichordist; Laurie Johnson: Director of Performing Arts, Paramount Theater and Visual Arts Center, Saint Cloud; Natalie Nowytski: Vocalist, composer and performer.; Karen Quiroz: Professional vocalist, Brazilian music.; Ann Reed: Songwriter, singer
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No