Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
David H. Eberhardt
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
August 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Eberhardt will create a book entitled You Can't Catch a Ghost (Portraits and Landscapes from the Rails), using photos he shot in the 1990Æs to document the lives of hobos. He will present the work in multimedia lectures at Minnesota libraries, colleges, and community centers.
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
Gloria Brush: Chair and professor of photography, University of Minnesota Duluth.; Christopher Faust: Photographer, large-scale images, landscapes, St. Paul; John Gregor: Photographer, Two Harbors; David Luke: Photographer, faculty, Normandale Community College; Anthony Marchetti: Photographer, instructor; Kimberlee Whaley: Photographer; Senior Photographer, Goldstein Museum of Design; Petronella Ytsma: Photographer, Faculty member, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

By producing this book of photography, I will improve my editing skills. I will also develop design skills by working with a graphic designer on book layout. I will evaluate this by the skills I learn in the process of producing my book. 2: By marketing and promoting my book, I will develop business skills that will help me with my work in the future. I will be able to evaluate this outcome, through how successful I have been in marketing and promoting my book.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the process of creating the book of photography I have learned a great deal about book design, editing and publishing. It has been an amazing experience to work on a project for so long and now see the work realized in book form. 2: As the book is still in the process of final edit, I have not yet had the chance to market and promote the work. However during the process of producing the book, I have worked within a very tight budget and have found ways to get high quality results by creative solutions. As an example to stretch the budget, I have traded prints for services rendered. I have also developed working relationships with Minneapolis vendors that will carry into the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
David H. Eberhardt
(507) 858-5600
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