Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,695
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lisa L. Kosmo
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
August 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,695
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,455
Direct expenses
$3,150
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Last year (9/2017) during the 20/20 tour was the first time I have publicly shown my art, after taking many years off to raise our family. This grant would help me to afford to paint new work and prepare my display area for hanging art. The previous year (2017) I was a guest artist and shared a space with two other artist, at one of the artist's residence. This year I have the opportunity to display my work at my own residence (in my pole barn), but I need to prepare it for visual and safety reasons. This is considered a major local art showing, premiering artists of the North Shore area at their residence and having some guest artists from outside areas. Last year I wasn't registered early enough to be mentioned on the brochure. One month after, I will have another showing at the Cedar Coffee Co. of Two Harbors for the months of November and December. They have become known in the area as major arts supporting venue and have featured artists of substantial quality. Both the 20/20 Tour and the Cedar Coffee Company are open to the public, I would welcome them to sign a guest book with feedback and keep a log, as I can, myself. I have a sense of quality of my own art and want to be able to have the time to create more new work for these shows of this quality and better. The grant would allow me to take the time in research and execution new work. I want to be able to establish my direction, style and continuity. Since going back to painting last year, in the last 6 months I've wanted to further explore a direction of painting that I've done in the past, but didn't pursue. I want to continue with this style that I'm excited about and as the weather gets more reasonable to apply this style in my plein air work. The grant would allow me to work in the earliest part of July to concentrate on working directly outdoors and representing the North Shore area. I want to collect information directly and then apply my line technique. This body of work would show the extent of my style that will be displayed during these showing and will help to create more opportunities to display my work. This will help immensely to establish my career as an artist locally again.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Career Development Grant

Project Details

Public Art Showings support - wage and supplies.

Project Manager
First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Kosmo
Organization Name
Lisa L. Kosmo
State
MN
Phone
(218) 834-3482
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Richard Colburn: photographer, retired professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa; Tim White: photographer, writer; Karen McManus: musician, administrator at Mesabi Symphony Orchestra: Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Drew Digby (218) 722-0952