Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 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 2015
End Date
January 2016
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

2015 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 peoples and other tribal groups. We are now partnering with Winona elementary schools.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendance was about the same as last year, although we did have fewer dancers. We had more Ho-Chunk participating and attending this year. The children's attendance was even better than last year. Many of Friday's attendees once again brought their parents on Saturday.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Aaron Comacho, Michael Bowler, William Flesch, Valerie Guiamares, Jean Hayes, Kristen Herrick, William McNeil, Bunny Weile, Maria Wolfe
Project Overview

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

Great Dakota Gathering

Project Manager
First Name
Bill
Last Name
McNeil
Organization Name
Winona Dakota Unity Alliance
Street Address
860 Parks Ave PO Box 393
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987
Phone
(507) 494-8849
Email
info@winonadakotaunityalliance.org
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