Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Eric R. Carlson
Recipient Type
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Berit Dybing/Eric Carlson Mentorship
Project Details
Funds will assist Berit Dybing to study guitar and songwriting skills and technique with Bemidji area musician and mentor, Eric Carlson.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Mark Anthony Rolo: literary artist, theatrical artist, visual artist, craft artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Patt Rall: arts columnist, literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, visual artist; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Margaret Burger: puppeteer, sculptor, cartoonist, literary artist, arts advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through study of music theory, attending weekly jam sessions, and setting up and editing her own sound on live performances of original tunes, the student’s knowledge of songwriting will improve, her collaboration with other musicians will expand, and her knowledge of technical sound engineering necessary for recording and performing will increase.Feedback from her mentor, other musicians, and audiences during open mic and jam sessions as well as a final critique on her recording skill and outcome will indicate whether her knowledge of songwriting has improved, her collaboration with other musicians has expanded, and her knowledge and skill in sound engineering has increased.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through feedback from her mentor, other musicians, and audiences, the student noted an increase in her ability to collaborate with other musicians. She has gained inspiration to write and arrange music for jam sessions and bands. She has learned improvisational skills in scales, lyrics, and solos and has learned from her mentor how to effectively self-critique her work.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Eric R. Carlson
(218) 209-2275
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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505 Bemidji Avenue North
Bemidji, MN 56601

218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447
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