Minnesota's Legacy

Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$690
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Erin C. Altemus
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Cook
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
$690
Other Funds Leveraged
$990
Direct expenses
$1,680
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I wish to obtain a manuscript critique from Editor Ben Barnhart, which will enable me to send a polished manuscript off to agents and editors in order to ultimately have a published book. For the purposes of this project, the measurable outcome will be a manuscript with line edits and response letter and conversation from Mr. Barnhart. In the short term, an evaluation plan will simply be the finished edited manuscript. In the long term, publishing the book will show the project was successful.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I have an editorial letter and manuscript with comments from a professional editor.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Career Development Grant
Project Details
Memoir mentorship and manuscript consultation. I would like to work with former editor from Milkweed Press, Ben Barnhart, on a full manuscript edit and consultation for my memoir, The Idealists' Daughter. The manuscript critique would include a line-edited manuscript, along with suggestions for a revision strategy, and recommend a publishing strategy for the revised work. The manuscript is complete at 73,000 words and 236 pages. A professional editor's expertise is the final step to ensure that the manuscript is ready to send to agents and publishers. Publishing this book has been my goal since beginning a Masters of Fine Art program in 2004 and through my continued work on my writing career.
Project Manager
First Name
Erin
Last Name
Altemus
Organization Name
Erin C. Altemus
State
MN
Phone
(715) 317-0015
Email
altem002@umn.edu
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, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; 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; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; 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; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist.