Minnesota's Legacy

Technology/Equipment Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,059
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Jeffrey S. Brown
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2016
End Date
July 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Hennepin
Wright
Itasca
Clay
Dakota
St. Louis
Hennepin
Wright
Itasca
Clay
Dakota
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,059
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,683
Direct expenses
$2,742
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I plan, during the next several months, to upgrade my computer hardware and, subsequently, various design software programs, so that I can retain (and improve) my ability to create and manipulate graphic elements myself rather than outsourcing. I will also use these purchases to further develop my business website via extensive photo management and graphic design. 1) I will document the design software that I am able to attain or update after the hardware upgrade. 2) I will document the myriad of design tasks that I am able to complete with the improved system. 3) I will document significant improvements that I am able to make to my website and photo archive. 4) I will document the productions and exhibits that I am selected to design/create during the project period, as well as the reach of their estimated audiences. These methods will demonstrate my success at maintaining and improving my design capacity within my business.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Was able to install and use Adobe Creative Cloud photo and graphics editing software, which allows me to create and manipulate graphic elements of my designs myself rather than outsourcing 2. Was able to install and begin learning Vectorworks computer-aided design software, which will allow me to draft scenic/exhibit and lighting designs electronically rather than by hand 3. Was able to continue updating and improving my business website and photo portfolio 4. List of design projects (attached) completed during the grant period demonstrates that I continued to maintain and improve my design capacity in my business.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Technology/Equipment Grant
Project Details
Laptop, warranty, and wireless mouse for use in theatrical and exhibit design and model building.
Project Manager
First Name
Jeffrey
Last Name
Brown
Organization Name
Jeffrey S. Brown
State
MN
Phone
(218) 213-0264
Email
brownknowsthat@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; 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; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artists, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No