Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Alyssa Daken
Recipient Type
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Working with a mentor in drawing and computer graphics, this student will acquire the ability to transfer her artistic vision through illustration to accurately represent the human form in shape and use color realistically.The mentor will respond to student growth with written feedback at the end of the mentoring experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

While mentoring with artist-illustrator Nicholas Jackson, both the mentor and the student reported that the student achieved her intended outcomes of gaining skill in handling proportion, drawing the human form, using water color, and basic design and layout. Together with her mentor, the student unearthed problem points in her drawings, and learned ways to apply her newly acquired skills to solve problems she encountered.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist/Mentor Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Alyssa Daken in studying computer assisted illustration with Nicholas Jackson.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Alyssa Daken
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Patt Rall: Arts Columnist, Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist, Visual Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed