Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Joseph H. Ford AKA Joey Ford
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Carlton
Pine
Itasca
Cass
Pipestone
Olmsted
Hennepin
Houston
Fillmore
Winona
Wabasha
Chippewa
Hubbard
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
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Provide exposure for historic Minnesota stories, through recorded songs and performances with a post-show discussion for an audience of 150 people. By January 1, 2014, I will produce an album containing songs based on stories from ten rural Minnesota towns and present the material on February 22, 2014 during a local performance in Minneapolis documenting the attendance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I exposed historical Minnesotan stories through original written and recorded songs and performed them to an audience of 192 people at The Cedar Cultural Center on February 9th, 2014. Originally I planned on an attendance of 150 people, but more people came than planned. The Cedar provided me with a count of how many people attended the event.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Ford will compose, arrange, and record ten new songs based on stories from rural Minnesota towns and present these new works at an album release event in Minneapolis.
Project Manager
First Name
Joseph
Last Name
Ford
Organization Name
Joseph H. Ford AKA Joey Ford
State
MN
Phone
(605) 440-0830
Email
joeyhhford@gmail.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