Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bee X. Yang
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$18,750
Direct expenses
$93,750
Administration costs
$3,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will compose and record an album of Hmong song poetry for distribution engaging myself and others in the form. The outcome will be evaluated by the gathering of elderly Hmong song poets, production of the album, the quality of its songs and their ability to connect with listeners, and draw newcomers during performances. I will add to the different varieties of folk and traditional art practiced by Minnesotans and within Minnesota. 2: I will compose and record an album of Hmong song poetry for distribution engaging myself and others in the form. The outcome will be evaluated by the gathering of elderly Hmong song poets, production of the album, the quality of its songs and their ability to connect with listeners, and draw newcomers during performances. I will add to the different varieties of folk and traditional art practiced by Minnesotans and within Minnesota.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The variety and number of folk and traditional arts activities in which Minnesotans can participate increased. Bee Yang was able to meet his proposed program outcomes. 2: Bee Yang kept a log of his meetings with elderly Hmong song poets, his independent research via the Internet, cassette collections, and video cassettes. In addition, he kept logs of his public performances, took pictures to document audience, and spoke with audience.

Source of Additional Funds

Other

Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

Yang will compose and record an album of Hmong song poetry for the Hmong community and those interested in the beauty and the depth of Kwv Txhiaj Hmoob. This will document his artistic contribution to an endangered art form and be an accessible resource for others.

Project Manager
First Name
Bee
Last Name
Yang
Organization Name
Bee X. Yang
State
MN
Phone
(763) 263-0580
Email
beechue@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Drue Fergison: Musicologist with a strong interdisciplinary and ethnomusicological background; Alan Kagan: Professor emeritus, ethnomusicology, School of Music, Univeristy of Minnesota; Mark Lambert: Faculty member, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with ceramics emphasis; Margaret Larson: Voice teacher, choral director, professional singer; professor of voice, McNally Smith College of Music; Niels Strandskov: Arts administrator, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No