Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,439
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ka Joog
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,439
Other Funds Leveraged
$25,111
Direct expenses
$73,550
Administration costs
$1,600
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To inspire and educate future generations of Somalis, and inform non-Somalis, of the rich spoken word traditions of Somalia. Number of participants at public discussions; TV broadcast viewers; visitor surveys at the Museum and at public screenings; number of classrooms and students that use the program. 2: Young Somalis gain pride and respect for their culture's spoken word traditions, and seek to express their own poetic voices. Evaluation data from leaders at community events and educators in schools will collect reactions and responses, and indicate numbers of students who have been inspired try writing their own poetry.

Measurable Outcome(s)

SOMALIA: A Nation Of Poets documentary was produced in collaboration with the Somali Museum of Minnesota and Twin Cities PBS (TPT). The screening of SOMALIA: A Nation Of Poets was attended by 200 Somali youth, elders, artists in the Somali community, public officials, educators and non-Somalis. We held a panel discussion at the screening event for the documentary to that allowed the public to engage with Somali artists about the significance of Somali poetry. 2: SOMALIA: A Nation Of Poets that educates future generations of Somalis, and inform non-Somalis, of the rich spoken word traditions of Somalia. Number of participants at public discussions; TV broadcast viewers; visitor surveys at the Museum and at public screenings; number of classrooms and students that use the program.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ali Eli, Barkat Abdi, Hussein Mohamed, Aisha Mukhtar, Guled Abdullahi
Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
Ka Joog and the Somali Museum of Minnesota will create a video documentary on the origins and importance of Somali poetry and storytelling traditions for public television broadcast, public workshops, and classrooms in Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Mohamed
Last Name
Farah
Organization Name
Ka Joog
Street Address
1420 Washington Ave S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55454
Phone
(612) 795-1589
Email
mfarah@kajoog.org
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.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; 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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jewell Arcoren: Community resources coordinator of Healing Place Collaborative; Rhonda Dass: Associate professor of anthropology and director of museum studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Mary Erickson: Fiber artist, museum exhibit researcher; Stanley Maroushek: Owner, Slim's Woodshed and Museum; Linda McShannock: Curator of textiles and clothing collection, Minnesota Historical Society; Scott Pollock: Director of exhibitions, collections and programs, American Swedish Institute
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600