ACHF Cultural Heritage
The goal of the Tawokaga Legacy Project is to transmit three Dakota art forms to 13 Dakota artists and 5,000 arts appreciators. Our outcomes are: 1) Six apprentices will advance from beginning to intermediate skills in quilling or tanning through a 50-hour apprenticeship with two master artists. 2) Four apprentices will develop introductory level skills in quilting through a 50-hour apprenticeship with one master artist. 3) 5,000 Minnesotans will read and learn about Dakota traditional arts through PR and media. 4) 150 Minnesotans will directly access Dakota arts through a six-week exhibit at Granite Area Arts Council. 5) 150 Minnesotans will connect deeply with Dakota art making through five community events at the Granite Area Arts Council, focusing on beading, tanning, quilting, and quilling. 1) Arts apprenticeship logs, photographs of art work completed, and interviews with artists. 2) Arts apprenticeship logs, photographs of art work completed, and interviews with artists. 3) PR materials. 4) Photographs of artists work in the group show. 5) Photographs of workshops, guest log, and interviews with artists and audience members.
Three Master Dakota artists made and exhibited Dakota art publicly and mentored three apprentices. Three Dakota art apprentices made and exhibited Dakota art publicly and increased their skill in creating Dakota art. Two public newspaper articles reached numerous Minnesotans with the news about the opportunity to view traditional Dakota art. An estimated 545 Minnesotans (Native and non-Native) attended the exhibit of traditional Dakota art at the Granite Area Arts Council.
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