Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Alyssa Daken
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

While studying with writer Julia Lee, student plans to work on creating interesting beginnings to her stories, improve her writing skills, and more fully unify her knowledge of writing. At the conclusion of the mentorship, the mentor will evaluate the student on achieving her outcomes.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist/Mentor Grant
Project Details
Kelliher High School 11th grader Alyssa Daken will study creative writing with Bemidji-based author and mentor Julia Lee.
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; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, theatrical artist; Joseph Allen: Art professor, photographer, traditional native crafts artist; Nancy Cole: Musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Linda Kaul: Craft artist, theatrical artist, folk dancer; Jill Johnson: Literary artist, musician; Sandra Roman: Arts educator, visual artist, literary artist; Mary Boomgaarden: Photographer, film artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual artist, photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Patt Rall: Community panel member, performing arts, arts appreciator; Mary Boomgarden: Photographer, film artist; Gayle Highberg: Visual artist, photographer.