Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Project FINE
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Twenty individuals will participate in the following: Hmong Art and Culture Workshop Series, Paoi Ntaub Workshop Series, and Hmong Story Cloth Workshop Series. At least 200 people will view the public capstone displays. Data collection - workshop participation, capstone attendance; documenting art pieces created; Feedback from participants, partners, volunteers, staff and community members.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Hmong project met or exceeded all outcomes as described in our proposal. Each workshop series had twenty participants and the public capstone event was viewed by over a thousand people.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Hamid Akbari, Heather Bach, Bernhard Brenner, Dave Dicke, Dorothy Duran, Dale Hinckley, Dan Matejka, Nicole Messenger, Paul Mundt, Mark Roubinek, Tom Severson, William Spitzer, Joel Von Haden, Brian Voerding, Stephen West
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Exploring Hmong Art and Culture
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Project FINE
Street Address
202 3rd St W
Zip Code
(507) 452-4100
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: performance artist; John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: operations manager, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: secretary, Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: visual artist; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Kathleen Peterson, playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Joan Sween: author; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter