Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,875
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Renville
Redwood
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,875
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,919
Direct expenses
$6,794
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Remember the art of beaded Dakota horse blankets, as measured by the creation of an original beaded Dakota horse blanket. 2. Reclaim the art of Dakota braintanning and beadwork, as measured by teaching 20 people how to brain tan and how to bead in the traditional style of Dakota beading through six arts workshops. 3. Reconnect with the art of Dakota braintanning and beadwork, as measured by 100 Dakota participants in the Tiwahe/Family Day Event July 31, 2012 and 250 Dakota participants engaging in the Dakota beadwork display at the Minnesota Treaty Exhibit held July 1-31, 2012. 4. Connect with the art of Dakota braintanning and beadwork, as measured by 250 non-Dakota participants engaging in the Dakota beadwork display at the Minnesota Treaty Exhibit held July 1-31, 2012.Additional measures will include: Program participation levels, participant feedback and artist observations of skill development among participants. Additional measures for Goals 3 and 4 will include: a guest log for audience members to share their reactions and feelings about the artwork and sample oral interviews with audience members at the public event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Evaluations were distributed to 4th grade students, and 4th grade classroom teachers, music teachers and physical education teachers. Students demonstrated their knowledge of dance steps taught individually and in groups as directed by the artist. Many st

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gabriella Strong, Dallas Goldtooth, Daniel Lemm, Mary Peters, Darlene St Clair
Project Overview
Art of Dakota Tanning and Beading
Project Details
Art of Dakota Tanning and Beading.
Project Manager
First Name
Gabrielle
Last Name
Strong
Organization Name
Dakota Wicohan
Street Address
PO Box 2
City
Morton
State
MN
Zip Code
56270
Phone
(507) 697-6272
Email
gstrong@mvtvwireless.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Melanie Loy: artist, orchestra teacher Independent School District 518, member of the Great Plains String Quartet, steering committee and founding member of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Schroeder: member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission, board member for Crow River Arts.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Jane Link: artist, board member at Milan Village Arts School and the Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: former K-12 art teacher, co owner of First Floral-Hallmark, hand bell choir member; Connie Feig: board member at the Willmar Area Arts Council and Minnesota Gerontological Society; Paula Nemes: Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company, musician, community theater participant, Lyon County arts organizations activist; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Susan Marco: author, English and creative writing teacher at Dassel-Cokato High School, Fine Arts Committee member at Dassel-Cokato Public Schools; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member at the Prairie Music Association and the Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired teacher of language arts, literary arts activist, coach, and event organizer, board member at the Historic Dayton House, liberal arts advisory board member at Minnesota West Community College; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, author, community theater participant, adjunct instructor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University, art instructor for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, planning committee member for Meander - Upper Minnesota River Valley Art Crawl, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member of Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, planning committee member for Art Rocks in Luverne, owner of Playing in the Mud Studio, arts festival organizer; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Patricia Enger: visual artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University, exhibit curator for Fallen Angel Gallery; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No