Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Skylar Fynboh
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)

Through mentoring with an adult guitarist in the community, the grantee will learn more about how to play in a group from someone who is successful, experienced, and knows about the music industry. The mentor will aid the student in stepping out of his comfort zone and bring him into contact with new genres. His skill level will also improve through this mentoring experience.The mentor will respond to student growth with written feedback at the end of the mentoring experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Grantee learned correct picking methods and the correlation between music and the fret board. Through hands-on instruction and practice, he gained an understanding of the major scales and minor scales, four basic triads, and the chords of major and minor keys.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist/Mentor Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Skylar Fynboh to study guitar with Lou Samsa.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Skylar Fynboh
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