Minnesota's Legacy

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Project FINE
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Forty adults will participate in workshops and create one art piece. 200 people will view the public display of art, cultural information and artifacts. We will record participation in workshops and the public display, as well as the number of art pieces created. We will also collect reflective evaluations from workshops, artists and the display.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Fifty-one adults participated in workshops and over 300 people viewed the art display. Participation records and evaluations from workshops, artists and the capstone event.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Hamid Akbari, Heather Bach, Dorothy Duran, Dale Hinckley, Robin Hoeg, David Kramer, Pedro Lopez, Dan Matejka, Nicole Messenger, Paul Mundt, Mark Roubinek, Brian Voerding, Joel Von Haden
Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

Project FINE will empower Hmong artists to share traditional art forms through community workshops. Workshop participants will explore the cultural significance of batik, basket weaving, and qeej playing, and will create their own pieces using traditional methods.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Project FINE
Street Address
202 3rd St W
Zip Code
(507) 452-4100
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Rae French: International programs and study abroad coordinator, University of Minnesota Crookston; Karen Goulet: Artist, coordinator of the Gizhiigin Arts Accelerator program of the White Earth Nation; Sarah Larsson: Outreach and development director at the Somali Museum of Minnesota; Sowah Mensah: Ethnomusicologist, composer, and master drummer; music professor at Macalester and St. Thomas; Jeffrey Meyer: Music professor at Concordia College, Moorhead; leader of study abroad trips; Angela Robins: Woodworker and boat builder; Arts Board grantee; Mai Vang: Founder of Hmong Museum; collections manager at Minnesota Museum of American Art

Conflict of Interest Disclosed