Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dakota Wicohan
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
September 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We have a goal of connecting at least 50 of our rural Native community members with high-quality art in a well-respected metro arts institution by facilitating their transport to the exhibit in early summer, and also providing two "guides" at the museum to talk to our participants about their work and what goes into producing an art exhibit both from the perspective of a museum curator and also from the perspective of an artist. At the time of the field trip, our goal is to provide context to help our participants more fully connect with, appreciate and understand the exhibit. We expect that participants will view the exhibit and more fully understand their Native heritage, develop an interest and appreciation for Native American art in various mediums, and later participate in arts programming offered by Dakota Wicohan to further develop their creativity and skills. (Timeline ongoing.) Our goal is to keep these traditions alive for future generations by generating interest and providing access for both arts appreciation and training in indigenous arts. We will evaluate our success reaching our goals by the number of participants who attend the field trip, feedback received on surveys following the field trip, and by the number of field trip participants who subsequently register for arts programming at Dakota Wicohan.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Horse Nation Exhibit Field Trip.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dakota Wicohan
Street Address
PO Box 2
Zip Code
(507) 697-6272
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, director, teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Cheri Buzzeo: theatre, arts admin; Mary Gillespie: visual art, chamber; Dusan Milanovic, theatre; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art; Tom Wirt: visual art, arts/community boards; Brett Lehman: music, SMAC Board; Janet Olney: visual art, arts admin, SMAC Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471