Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Douglas K. Lim≤n
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The variety and number of folk and traditional arts activities in which Minnesotans can participate increases. The number of Minnesotans who participate in folk and traditional arts activities increases.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We brought the Community Bandolier Bag to public venues for people to actually participate in creating a Community Bandolier Bag. We went to 14 public venues and each participant signed into our book and we photographed participants as well as the progress of beading the Community Bandolier Bag. These photos were uploaded onto the “Bandolier Bag Project” Facebook page that we created. 2: Since the majority of participants had little or no experience beading and little knowledge about the Bandolier Bag, we not only discussed the Bandolier Bag but also provided an opportunity for anyone to bead on at all public venues that we attended. We had a direct dialogue with the participants and we asked them if they had any experience beading or knowledge of the Bandolier Bag.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
The Bandolier Bag Project will revitalize a part of our Native American cultural knowledge that is an endangered tradition, by bringing family and community together to carry on the tradition of the bandolier bag, with traditional applique and loom beadwo
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Douglas K. Lim≤n
(651) 426-8784
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, 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., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jewell Arcoren: Program director, First Nations Composer Initiative.; Kristina Clark: Director of programs and exhibits, American Swedish Institute. Member of committee for the 2012 American Association of Museums conference in Minneapolis. Singer in Flickorna Fem.; Ruth Friedlander: Artist and educator.; Eva Maria Kish: Managing director and choreographer, Ethnic Dance Theatre. Concert Artistic Director, Carpathian Folk Festival (Minnesota Hungarians). Board of Directors, Minnesota Hungarians.; Phyllis May-Machunda: Cofounder and director of Training Our Campuses Against Racism. Facilitator, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity. Folklorist, scholar, and educator.; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Professor of English and humanities, Minnesota State University Mankato. Poet and fiber artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed