Public Functionary is incorporated as a nonprofit organization and is currently laying the groundwork as a 501(c)(3). From there, we are working to redefine a non-profit arts organization with a modern structure that keeps operating overhead low so that programming is priority. Our residency program provides idea execution, community involvement and artist input. The advisory Board of Directors provides volunteer time and necessary oversight.

The Team

Tricia Heuring / Director & Curator
Mike Bishop / Director & Producer
Kate Iverson/ Development Director
Jovan Speller / Curator
Jamie Owens & Daniel Smith / Installation & Exhibit Design Residents
Therese Harrah / Graphic Design Resident
Sarah White / Music Resident

The Board

Ross Bloomquist / Financial One Credit Union
Courtney Phillips / Independent Creative
Irv Briscoe / Von 91
Ali Elabaddy / Independent Creative / Medtronic
Robyne Robinson / MSP International Airport
Sarah Wirth / Intersection
Kelly Groehler / Independant Consultant

The Space

Public Functionary is a dynamic 2000 sq ft exhibition and social space located in beautiful Northeast Minneapolis. Polished concrete floors, a private courtyard and 15 foot ceilings are only a few of the space’s special features. Just off Broadway at Buchanan Street, the building is situated next to mile mark 10.0 on the railroad and even boasts its own lush expanse of green space.

The Building

Public Functionary is housed within a 6000 sq foot, one-story commercial building with two other creative businesses: The Lab and Von91.