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Artist Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Cha Neng Vang
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
November 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I hope to educate Hmong youth about the knives to give them a greater appreciation for their culture.My project will be measured by the quantity and quality of knives I produce by the end of the grant period.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal was to make six Hmong traditional knives, using the proper materials. I also wanted to use the knives to share Hmong culture and how the knives have been used for survival from generation to generation. I am pleased to report that the proposed goals were accomplished.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Assistance
Project Details
Traditional Hmong knives
Project Manager
First Name
Cha Neng
Last Name
Organization Name
Cha Neng Vang
(507) 429-9833
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Northland Words; Drue Fergison: musicologist; Ryan Heinritz: Paradise Center; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Scott Roberts: Owatonna Art Center; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: City of Rochester Music Department; Deborah Wasmund: mosaic artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Alan Calavano: musician and historian; Judy Hickey: theatre artist; Carolyn Hiller: arts administrator; Bill Hoy: poet; Katie Hae Leo: author and performer; Jane Olive: dancer; Kathy Rush: theatre; Jon Swanson: museum curator; Philip Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout: photographer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848