Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,857
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Elizabeth A. Jaakola
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
St. Louis
Carlton
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,857
Other Funds Leveraged
$643
Direct expenses
$4,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Oshkii Giizhik Singers will (1) learn how to make hand drums, (2) practice singing songs, resulting in (3) celebrating the new hand drums, (4) passing on songs, and (5) teaching other women how to make hand drums. Outcomes will be shown through photos of the new hand drums, photos of the wider gathering where the teachings are passed on, and written reflections by women in the widening circle about the impact of making new hand drums and sharing songs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

There were 28 new traditional hand drums made over the course of the 2 events. Photos and video were gathered at each of the events. Some participants chose to do individual interviews while most were documented in groups.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
Oshkii Giizhik Singers Healing Circle
Project Manager
First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
Jaakola
Organization Name
Elizabeth A. Jaakola
State
MN
Phone
(218) 393-3528
Email
lyz_jaakola@hotmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director for North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music, University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952