Minnesota's Legacy

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Heather C. Brown AKA Heather Brown
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Heather Brown will learn the skills and cultural significance of traditional timber framing well enough to teach and to continue the craft on her own. Andrew Norcross will critique my work as part of a daily routine of working together, and will provide written evaluations on a bi-weekly basis. 2: Workshops and a frame raising will inform community members of technical aspects of this craft and its relevance to the cultural history of the area. At all public events I will provide surveys for attendees to fill out comparing their interest and understanding of the cultural context and technical aspects of this craft.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

Brown will apprentice in traditional timber framing with Andrew Norcross. They will create two frames, one of which will be donated to the Finland Community Center and raised at a public event, and teach two workshops to promote this craft.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Heather C. Brown AKA Heather Brown
(218) 220-7215
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer at -Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Rebecca Dallinger: Special projects coordinator, White Earth Tribal and Community College Extension; Karen Goulet: Artist; program director of the Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center, Bemidji; Peggy Korsmo-Kennon: COO, American Swedish Institute; David Todd Lawrence: Writer; English professor at St. Thomas; Sowah Mensah: Ethnomusicologist, composer, and master drummer; music professor at Macalester and U of M; Jeffrey Meyer: Music professor and fine arts department chair at Concordia College, Moorhead; leader of study abroad trips; Chuen-Fung Wong: Associate professor and chair of music, Macalester College

Conflict of Interest Disclosed