Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chaske Cikala Wacipi
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
September 2012
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 Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To engage the Chaska community in American Indian history; to preserve cultural traditions.Dancer and audience feedback.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Dancers savored the emotional connection with the audience, whom were thrilled to experience glimpse into American Indian history and culture.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Wally Ripplinger, John Varone, Nate Bostrom, Dell Burmuster, Geri Ripplinger
Project Overview
The Little Dance in Chaska
Project Details
Funding for The Little Dance in Chaska, a two-day community pow-wow engaging 15 drummers, 160 dancers and 400 community members. The pow-wow will take place at McKnight Park in Chaska in August 2012.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Chaske Cikala Wacipi
Street Address
549 Saxony Ct
Zip Code
(952) 448-6860
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Ramseyer Miller: Artistic Director, One Voice Mixed Chorus; Maggie Scanlan: Artistic Director, Nightpath Theatre; Barb Rose: Consultant, Side by Side Associates; Jessica Tatro: Organizing Representative, Sierra Club Beyond Coal to Clean Energy; Carrie Vecchione: Teacher, MacPhail Center for Music; LaDonna Morrison: Board Member, Theatre Space Project; Annie Enneking: Children's Theatre Company Neighborhood Bridges; Phira Rehm: Freelance Artist; Dan Rein: Program Producer, KFAI; Katie Kaufmann: Producer and Director.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jill Anfang: City of Roseville assistant parks and recreation director; Heather Beal: free-lance architectural writer; Melissa Brechon: retired Carver County Library system director; Kathy Busch: realtor, Shakopee School Board member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits director of operations and human resources; Paul Creager: Gordon Parks High School teacher and administrator, Square Lake Film Festival director; Erika Eklund: Playwrights'Center director of external relations; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Community Theatre Managing Director; Kristi Gaudette: Prior Lake-Savage school district program specialist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy executive director; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation Project Manager; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Childrens Theatre Company director of institutional giving; Margaret Rog: free-lance grant writer and organizational development consultant; Beth Starbuck: retired consultant; Dameun Strange: free-lance musician and composer; Melissa Wright: William Mitchell College of Law assistant director of Career and Professional Development.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed