Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kailee Martens
Recipient Type
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Student’s attendance at Loft Literary Center will improve her ability to write unique characters, improve character development, and ultimately finish her novel.Student will share her before and after writing with a Loft course instructor and get feedback on whether she has achieved her outcomes of writing unique characters and improving character development.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Student goals included finishing a novel, improving her skill in writing unique characters, and improving character development. Through workshopping her writing with the course instructor and other classmates, she noted improvement on characterization, but also continued areas for improvement.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Loft Literary Center
Project Details
Funds will assist Kailee Martens to study character development in writing through summer classes at the Teen Loft Literary Center.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kailee Martens
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