Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Peter D. Driessen AKA Pete Driessen
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Ramsey
McLeod
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
$1,071
Direct expenses
$11,071
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will enhance my professional skills in portfolio development, photo documentation, and visual art creation. Evaluation will occur via direct and indirect public engagement with my new artwork, booklet and electronic portfolios at my gallery openings, open studio, and online.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I enhanced my professional skills of portfolio development, photo documentation and visual art creation throughout the year and granting period. I was able to maintain studio hours enabling me to create several bodies of artwork. I documented those bodies of artwork via a local photographer. And I finally produced a small limited edition portfolio booklet. I evaluated my results via direct and indirect public engagement with my artwork, booklet and at three key openings, open studios and online presence.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Driessen will develop a new body of work and create a series of small, soft cover artist books. Two exhibitions are planned for Twin Cities venues.
Project Manager
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Driessen
Organization Name
Peter D. Driessen AKA Pete Driessen
State
MN
Phone
(612) 926-8565
Email
pete@petedriessen.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
Marlon Davidson: Artist, writer, educator, Bemidji; Leann Johnson: Graphic designer, illustrator and ceramic tile artist; Doris Logue: Rural visual artist, commited to the environment and regional conservation issues; Seho Park: Artist, Art Professor, Winona State University; Jane Powers: Mixed media sculptor and public art artist; Don Sherman: Artist, Educator, Photographer, mentors program coordinator, Southwest Minnesota State University College; Krista Walsh: Multidisciplinary artist, art activist; Adjunct Faculty member, University of Minnesota, Hamline University; Christopher Zerendow: Artist, adjunct instructor, North Hennepin Community College; State Arts Board grant recipient
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No