A survey of Minnesota artists published in August 1999. Available on-line at mcknight.org and in CD-ROM.
Periodically, The McKnight Foundation examines its arts funding program by conducting research, commissioning essays, and hiring evaluators. In 1999 we discovered a 1946 survey of writers in England done by the Arts Council of England and Waterstone's W Magazine. We felt this short survey was an excellent conveyance to engage artists and give them a voice. We sent out a few thousand and received 405 back. Published as a CD-ROM, it contains all 2,430 responses. A booklet that accompanies the disk includes short analytic essays on each discipline of artists by local writers, artists, and critics.
Project concept and coordination: Vince Leo
Design: Graphic Design for Love (+$)
Drawings: Bruce Tapola
Data base design and website production: Bjorn Nelson
Database coordination: Tim Hanrahan
Editing: Gayle Thorsen
Booklet Essays by: Erika Binger, Neal Cuthbert, Camille Lefevre, Pamela R. Fletcher, Philip Blackburn, Jaime Meyer, and Christi Atkinson.
Copyright (c) Cyril Connolly 1946. Reproduced by permission of the Estate of Cyril Connolly c/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London W111JN.
Reviewed in Grantmakers in the Arts magazine.
Dominick Argento, 1998 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Warren MacKenzie, 1999 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Robert Bly, 2000 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Dale Warland, 2001 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Emilie Buchwald, 2002 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Mike Lynch, 2003 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, 2004 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Judy Onofrio, 2005 McKnight Distinguished Artist
Lou Bellamy, 2006 McKnight Distinguished Artist
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