Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
David J. Hull AKA Dakota Dave Hull
Recipient Type
Start Date
November 2012
End Date
October 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Preserve the legacy of traditional acoustic guitar music by increasing exposure to it through recording, performance, and workshops. Records will be kept of CD sales, concert sales, and workshop participants. Workshop participants will complete a questionnaire. 2: Every workshop teaches musicians new songs and expands their technique. The number of interested students at the workshops will tell the tale.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In my initial application I talked about preserving the legacy of the music by increasing exposure to it. That is absolutely true. Each audience member and each CD buyer came away with something. I was told over and over again that my descriptions and stories about the music, musicians and instruments were both entertaining and enlightening. Many audience members had little or no experience with instrumental acoustic guitar music and, I believe, many will be seeking out more of the same. 2: In addition to the concerts talked about in outcome A, I did some workshops. We talked about guitar techniques, players, history and did some playing together. The part they liked best was playing together as a group and hearing Dave do really cool stuff behind all the strumming and I liked hearing music that one doesn't run into very often in mainstream America these days. Chris Nowatzki, guitar teacher, Luverne.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
Hull will record a double CD of traditional acoustic guitar music and perform six concerts around the state. He will also offer workshops in style and technique to interested participants.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
David J. Hull AKA Dakota Dave Hull
(612) 724-6995
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: 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.; 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
Elizabeth Bucheit: Visual artist, jewelry and metalwork; Nicolas Carter: Harpist, performer of Latin American music, Fulbright Scholar, Teaching artist; Tamara Nadel: Founding member, Ragamala Dance; Timothy Sparks: Musician, guitarist; Kimberly Sueoka: Vocalist, specializing in Hawaiian music; instructor and artist in residence; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Professor of English and humanities, Minnesota State University Mankato. Poet and fiber artist.; Greg Wright: Executive director, North House Folk School
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600