Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Cheryl K. Minnema
Recipient Type
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Beadwork artist will conduct two basic beadwork classes, one bandolier bag apprenticeship for an experienced bead worker, and perform seven public beadwork demonstrations within Minnesota. Teaching artist will generate a participant survey to be given after the beadwork classes and master/apprentice program. The focus of the survey will be based on rating the quality of arts learning. 2: Common cultural barrier are individuals who want to learn Ojibwe culture, but don’t know how to approach. Project will be an invitation to participate in one aspect of culture. Evaluation survey will include questions about participant’s experience learning a part of the Ojibwe culture and if they have additional suggestions on how to strengthen the relationship between the Ojibwe community members and the surrounding communities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Apprentices learned to make bandolier bags. The public had opportunity to observe bead work demonstrations. 2: Arts learning opportunities were more accessible to Minnesota because barriers to participate were identified and accommodated.

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

The Mino-Bimaadiziwin (Good Life) Project will produce a collection of beaded velvet bandolier bags to represent Natures’ seasonal offerings. Public exhibitions and artist demonstrations will promote Ojibwe contributions to Minnesota arts and culture.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Cheryl K. Minnema
(218) 316-2629
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Lawrence Benson: Independent scholar, artist and publisher; Craig Campbell: Working studio arts and glassblowing instructor; Patricia Dennis: Associate professor of design, University of Minnesota-Duluth; John Gregor: Photographer and photo educator; Laura Tahja Johnson: Managing artistic director, Lyric Arts Company, Anoka; Anthony Kuznik: Retired president, Hibbing Community and Technical College; Leisa Luis-Grill: Actress, designer and visual artist; Carolyn Olson: Working artist; visual and media art instructor, South Ridge School

Conflict of Interest Disclosed