Career Development Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The Bullhead Beadwork project includes completing a cohesive body of contemporary Anishinaabe beadwork through the lens of current and historical Bullhead clan beadworker style and techniques. My goal is to create mixed media panels, primarily of beadwork, that stylistically represent the major methodological practices, seasonal times of year, and harvest exemplifications of Bullhead clan members. Four (2'x2') velvet-backed panels of stylistic Anishinaabe beadwork will mark the seasonal time, under which will be 4 panels (1'x1') that represent the major preparation steps and final results of a season's chosen harvest; winter - fish spearing, spring - maple syrup processing, summer - medicine foraging, autumn - wild rice harvesting. By measuring progress of the project by completing each season's panel set by season change, my goals of this project are to educate community members through gallery exhibitions and artist-in-residence opportunities on a state-wide level. My evaluation plan is calendar based, in line with the seasons and Ojibwe protocol regarding storytelling and experiential education. As a beadworker with over 20 years of experience, I am confident in the number of panels that can be done to document major points of each seasonal harvest. From conceptualization to completion of each seasonal scene, I will reference my work with my teachers of each harvest experience to ensure that I am following their cultural standards of knowledge transmittal. By December 2018, I will have a complete body of work that I will submit for the following year's regional galleries exhibition season, as well as present my work at local cultural dances, feasts, and schools, and residency programs throughout the process by means of being in the communities I am impacting through my harvest territory. I intend to collect my instructors and cultural leaders' progressive reviews of my work which I will submit in my final evaluation plan and as a part of exhibition opportunities to demonstrate my commitment to cultural protocol in my personal creative practice. In summation, I am measuring outcomes through culturally-relevant standards of on-going community evaluation and feedback and by success in the following year's exhibition and residency submission acceptances.
Other,local or private
Career Development Grant
Bullhead Beadwork: Creating a cohesive body of beadwork for exhibition proposals.
Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist
Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Richard Colburn: photographer, retired professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa; Tim White: photographer, writer; Karen McManus: musician, administrator at Mesabi Symphony Orchestra.
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Drew Digby (218) 722-0952