Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota AKA Lao Assistance Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Nobles
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,780
Direct expenses
$81,780
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To increase the teachers and learners of traditional A storytelling as a way preserving the craft and stories through an apprenticeship and media documentation. We will use Process Evaluation to monitor implementation of the Apprenticeship, Summative Evaluation to assess overall effectiveness, and Outcome Evaluation to measure the impact of the project. 2: To increase the diverse activities highlighting traditional A storytelling through storytelling circles, performances, and documentary film screenings and broadcast to attract a wider audience. We will use Process Evaluation to monitor the activities, Summative Evaluation to assess overall effectiveness, and Outcome Evaluation to measure the impact of the activities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

There are six new teachers and apprentices of traditional Asian storytelling in Minnesota. As well as a forty-minute documentary of stories. The Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota used the following evaluation methods: results and audience attendance numbers, observation, audience feedback, documentation of apprenticeships process and interviews. 2: Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota held seven story circles and attracted more than 10,000 plus audience members who heard traditional Asian storytelling in Minnesota. Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota used the following evaluation methods: results and audience attendance numbers, observation, audience feedback, documentation of apprenticeships process and interviews.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Viphone Thammarak, Vixay Doangvixay, Phitsavath Nantharath, Jeffrey Sisomnuk, Andrea Phothisanh, Khamsene Vongsoth, Name Noradeth, Tom Thongsirisack, Mai Nguyen
Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
Lao Assistance Center will preserve and perpetuate traditional storytelling and stories by convening a one-year apprenticeship with master classes, presented through performances, documentary film, and anthology.
Project Manager
First Name
David
Last Name
Kang
Organization Name
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota AKA Lao Assistance Center
Street Address
503 Irving Ave N Ste 100 A
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55405
Phone
(612) 374-4967
Email
davidkang.hmd@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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
John Berquist: Director, Saint Paul Swedish Male Chorus; former director, Rochester International Association; Rebecca Dallinger: Special projects coordinator at the White Earth Tribal and Community College; Rhonda Dass: Associate professor of anthropology, and director of museum studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Debra Korluka: Byzantine iconography artist and instructor; Phyllis May-Machunda: Cofounder and director of Training Our Campuses Against Racism. Facilitator, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity. Folklorist, scholar, and educator.; Scott Pollock: Director of exhibitions, collections and programs, American Swedish Institute; Perry Price: Director of education, American Craft Council; Chris Schuelke: Executive director, Otter Tail County Historical Society
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No