Minnesota's Legacy

Artist/Mentor Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Name of minor withheld due to MN Statutes 2018, section 3.303.10
Recipient Type
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
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

While studying guitar with instructor Caleb Erickson, student will improve his tone, learn different picking styles, and improve his muscle memory as well as expand his repertoire to include blues and jazz phrases.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Skylar's work noticeably improved. His chords, scales, technique, dexterity, arpeggios, picking, and speed have all matured along with his confidence on the instrument. We worked on improving his techniques for soloing and improvisation through studying a variety of techniques common to blues, jazz, and country music styles which Skylar now confidently executes.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist/Mentor Grant
Project Details
Eleventh grader Skylar Fynboh will study guitar with Bemidji-based guitar instructor Caleb Erickson.
Project Manager
Organization Name
Name of minor withheld due to MN Statutes 2018, section 3.303.10
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.