Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,450
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ross M. Sutter
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Lac qui Parle
Ramsey
Roseau
Washington
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
$18,450
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,333
Direct expenses
$24,783
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ross will teach and record Swedish song games with six collaborators. Video of participants performing song games reviewed with cultural specialist. 2: Ross will share song games on internet. Swedish organizations, participants and teachers will fill out assessment regarding use of the video and audio recordings.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist taught and recorded Swedish song games with seven collaborators. He added one collaborator. Prior to creating the resources, feedback was solicited via written surveys from potential users including Swedish cultural groups, music educators, and performance groups. In September, 2015 a focus group was created from these constituents to review website content and format. In June, 2015 another request for feedback on the revised site was solicited via email. Site visitor counts and feedback from its companion Facebook page are being continuously collected. 2: Sutter created a website to share the song games that he collected and taught. Prior to creating the resources, feedback was solicited via written surveys from potential users including Swedish cultural groups, music educators, and performance groups. In September, 2015 a focus group was created from these constituents to review website content and format. In June, 2015 another request for feedback on the revised site was solicited via email. Site visitor counts and feedback from its companion Facebook page are being continuously collected.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
Swedish folk musician Sutter will make audio and video recordings of his collection of song games made on trips to Sweden and collected from visiting Swedish singers and Minnesota musicians.
Project Manager
First Name
Ross
Last Name
Sutter
Organization Name
Ross M. Sutter
State
MN
Phone
(612) 978-9942
Email
rosssutter@mac.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
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600