Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Delina L. White
Recipient Type
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Red Lake
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide an educational opportunity to preserve and revitalize cultural identity, through a shared appreciation for authentic Native American art. Measuring knowledge of Apprentices through National Standards for Visual Arts, and collection of audience questionnaire to measure their learning experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Of 705 people in attendance at five venues, 194 completed surveys measuring quality of art and historical education. Are they Artists and have they ever or do they plan to apply for arts grants? Questions were in a survey format including comments. Observations were made while assessing the creative process and quality of work emerged while providing direction, discussion, and thought. Apprentices read books, viewed photographs, and made inferences about lifestyle, environment, beliefs and values of the people studied. Trade among tribes, and importance of materials and why were discussed including the identification of images and symbols in designs, colors, and embellishments. 2: This project provided extra-ordinary, original work that inspires others to make art, especially the traditional skirt. The attendance at each venue was standing room only and more than what anyone had anticipated. Each venue did not have enough chairs and there was standing room only. Therefore the outreach of the show surpasses expectations. Surveys were favorable communicating that they received an excellent experience of cultural arts.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
Anishinaabe/Ojibwe tribal member and beadwork artist White will showcase a collection of traditional woodland style skirts representative of the Great Lakes tribes, in a show of cultural fashion throughout Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Delina L. White
(218) 256-3009
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