Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$45,725
Direct expenses
$55,725
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.25
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Except for 2013, with a slight downturn in attendance, each year Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance has seen an increase in attendance from both local Winonans, Dakota people, and other tribal groups. Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance is now partnering with Winona elementary schools.Stories: Connections made. Surveys: Surveys from third grade teachers for Education Day. Focus groups: Board evaluates outcome after the event. Behavior change: Other tribal groups attend the Gathering. Data collection: We use attendance and revenues.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The attendance from both Dakota and the local community on the weekend was about the same from last year. The children's attendance was excellent and many children from Friday brought their parents on Saturday.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Bowler, Sally Cumiskey, Valerie DeCora Guimaraes, Pam Eyden, Bill Fiesch, Jean Hayes, Kristen Herrick, Bill McNeil, Chris Kendall, Bunny Welle, Marita Wolf, Nick Zeller
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Great Dakota Gathering
Project Manager
First Name
Bernadette
Last Name
Mahfood
Organization Name
Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance
Street Address
PO Box 393
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987
Phone
(507) 429-5270
Email
hotflashdesigns@hotmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjellgren Alkire: art faculty Winona State University; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Words Players Theatre; Julie Fakler: Edication Coordinator Paradise Center for the Arts; Larry Gorrell: former dean Saint Mary's University; Connie Nelson: retired music educator; Jane Olive: Mantorville Theatre Company; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Andrea Gaffke: arts administrator; Judy Hickey: Board Children's Dance Theatre; Bill Hoy: playwright, songwriter; David Kassler: musician; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson: curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Joan Sween: novelist, columnist, playwright; Gary Tollers: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No