Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Indigenous Environmental Network
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2018
End Date
September 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,550
Direct expenses
$7,550
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

With this program, local anishinaabeg, and non-native folk alike will experience the artistry involved in building a traditional birch bark canoe. Indigenous art is known for making the everyday object beautiful; birch bark canoes or wiigwaasi-jiimaanan, were items necessary for commerce, and travel from migrations to daily trips, for fishing and hunting and more. This build engages communal action, environmental knowledge, and cultural appreciation for the importance of our peoples and water. We will have a designated evaluator present at each of community engagement activities. This individual will conduct a walkabout survey asking willing participants to answer a few direct, predetermined questions. Example: What new appreciation do you have for the art of birch bark building? What cultural connections did you experience during your visit today? What three words best describe your experience here today? Our hope is to evoke reverence for the art and culture.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Indigenous Environmental Network was awarded $6,000 to host a week-long birch-bark canoe build at Rail River Folk School, with experiential learning opportunities and an open paddle experience with local artists to tell our unique Mississippi story.

Project Manager
First Name
Simone
Last Name
Senogles
Organization Name
Indigenous Environmental Network
Street Address
219 Bemidji Ave N
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 751-4967
Email
simone@ienearth.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Region 2 Arts Council, Laura Seter (218) 751-5447