Minnesota's Legacy

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,960
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Leah H. Yellowbird
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Goodhue
Itasca
Mahnomen
Mille Lacs
Redwood
Scott
St. Louis
Yellow Medicine
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Goodhue
Itasca
Mahnomen
Mille Lacs
Redwood
Scott
St. Louis
Yellow Medicine
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
$47,960
Other Funds Leveraged
$20,595
Direct expenses
$68,555
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Leah Yellowbird will learn traditional beadwork designs from artists in the eleven different Native nations of Minnesota. Success will be tracked through video and photo documentation and measured by completion of design studies and final beaded works for exhibition. 2: Exhibit attendees will recognize the similarities and differences of beadwork designs of the eleven federally recognized Native nations in Minnesota. Comment board at each exhibit will record attendees' reactions to the exhibit. This feedback will be photographed and compiled in a summary document.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Leah Yellowbird met with artists from the eleven different Native nations of Minnesota and created a beadwork piece reflecting each tribe. The eleven completed works were exhibited and photo-documented. 2: Exhibit attendees recognized similarities and differences between the beadwork designs of the eleven Native nations in Minnesota. The artist and exhibit staff gathered comments and feedback from exhibit attendees and documented the reactions and reflections shared.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

Yellowbird will visit the eleven federally recognized Native nations in Minnesota to study traditional beadwork designs and create new beaded works representing designs from each of the eleven communities.

Project Manager
First Name
Leah
Last Name
Yellowbird
Organization Name
Leah H. Yellowbird
State
MN
Phone
(218) 340-9672
Email
Ogimakwee@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. 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
No