Fanka II

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ka Joog
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
August 2016
End Date
October 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
2015 Minn. Laws, Chap. 2 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 8
Appropriation Language

$125,000 each year is for a grant to Ka Joog for the Fanka Program to provide arts education and workshops, mentor programs, and community engagement events throughout Minnesota.Note: Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) informed all granting agencies that the February 2016 Legacy budget forecast identified deficits in the current biennium in the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. 3% of all grantees' allocations are being held back until additional forecasting has been completed. This includes a reduction in the administrative fees taken by the Minnesota Humanities Center.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Improved intercultural appreciation and understandingFacilitating awareness of Somali artists and art formsEngaging non-Somalis in cross-cultural arts appreciation and exchangeConnects Somali youth to Somali culture in a positive mannerDocumenting the art forms and public presentations and sharing widely through the website, youtube, and other social media

Measurable Outcome(s)

Held 98 workshops in the Twin cities between October 2016 to July 2017. We engaged 810 participants over the course of this period.Held the play three nights at the Southern Theater in July 2017. We had a total of 620 that we engage during the showing of this play at the Southern Theater. 35%of the participants were non-Somalis. We engaged and empowered 21 artists total for this play, including non-Somali artists.Held the Somali Independence Day on July 1, 2017 in Minneapolis. We closed three blocks of West Lake street. Over 30,000 people came to the festival.

Recipient Board Members
Ibrahim Farah, Treasurer; Abdimalik Mohamed; Mohamed Hersi; Abdifatah Farah; Abdullahi Mohamed; Daud Mohamed; Abdullahi I Mohamed
Project Overview

The program that we are proposing has three components; 1) weekly arts club that provides arts education and peer mentoring for youth that are designed to introduce youth to traditional Somali arts. 2) A Somali arts show and cultural learning opportunity taking place at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis through The Southern’s Arts Residency and Art Share Programs. 3) Showcasing Somali art at the Somali Independence day Festival in 2017.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ka Joog
Street Address
419 Cedar Ave. South STE. 257
Zip Code
(651) 795 - 1589