Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,109
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rachael Kilgour
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
January 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Lake
Hennepin
Isanti
Anoka
Sherburne
Ramsey
Chisago
Washington
Aitkin
Itasca
Crow Wing
Olmsted
Blue Earth
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,109
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,891
Direct expenses
$3,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goals: Put into motion a career plan, and specifically a plan to record, release and promote a new album, with the help of a manager (Kari Estrin). Travel to the East Coast in September - first to play an important concert opening for Cheryl Wheeler and then to either record or make plans for recording in Boston, depending on how the time frame works out. Outcomes: Goal 1: Develop career/album release plan. a. Hire Kari Estrin for management. Goal 2: Make the most out of performance opportunity. a. Prepare for concert to give the best performance possible. b. Connect with the influential people involved in the concert including the hosts, the artist I am opening for (Cheryl Wheeler) and the audience members. c. Plan a mini tour around it. Goal 3: Meet with Catie Curtis and explore recording/producing opportunities. a. Finalize arrangements. b. Find a studio and backup musicians to hire. c. If I am prepared by that point in time, record the album. If not, schedule time for recording. When I have completed these projects, I hope to have a clear plan for recording (date, studio, musicians, arrangements), releasing and promoting my next album, as well as a number of new connections on the East Coast. If everything comes together smoothly and quickly, there is a chance I will actually complete the recording within this time frame.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Completed recording album. Have a plan in place to pitch album to record labels. Attracted the interest of many major industry players in the North East folk scene. Booked 12 New England shows including 4 pretty major ones. Returned to Minnesota for an extended stay and shared my new work and quite a lot of exciting news with folks in the area during my performances - including a free holiday concert.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Career Development Grant
Project Details
Performance opportunity and preparation for album release
Project Manager
First Name
Rachael
Last Name
Kilgour
Organization Name
Rachael Kilgour
State
MN
Phone
(218) 349-6494
Email
rachaelkilgour@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952