Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nikita Graves
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 participation in this artist mentor program, this student will learn more about adding water color to drawings, learn how to finalize drawings from sketches, and achieve his line work and line weights.The mentor will respond to student growth with written feedback at the end of the mentoring experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The student and mentor reported improvement in line weights and proportions, an improvement in his understanding of anatomy, and improvement in his ability to create form and value. He learned to create thumb sketches.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist/Mentor Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist Nikita Graves in studying drawing with Nicholas Jackson.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nikita Graves
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