Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,460
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Carlee Kuhn
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2017
End Date
November 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Becker
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,460
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$5,460
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Lakes Area Fire Flow Classes: -to teach people the proper procedures when hoop dancing with fire, -to teach people basic movements when using other flow tools such as staff, poi, and fans, -to teach people the proper safety techniques when dancing with fire, -to bring in other fire performers to teach their style of performing. October Hoop Gathering: -to encourage families to come and move and play together, -to bring another skilled hoop performer/teacher to our area to teach her style of hoop dance, -to create a safe and fun place to dance and play, -to help advanced hoopers in our area an opportunity to learn more, -to help new hoopers become comfortable with their hoop and their bodies, -to share the happiness a hoop brings. Alexandria Hoop Gatherings: -to create a Hooping Community where people can gather and learn together, -to offer a new form of dance to people of all ages, -to allow people to learn something new that has not been offered in their area. Hoop Play Make and Take in Callaway: -to share the story of where Native American Hoop Dancing Came from -to bring an amazing Native Hoop Dancer to the area to demonstrate this form of Hoop Dancing, -to pass on my knowledge of hoop making. It would be neat to see kids learn how to make Native Hoop Sets to create income for themselves or to just learn a new hobby like hoop making, -to bring people together from the Reservation and from surrounding border communities. A pre and post survey of attended will establish a base and measure the increase in knowledge of Hoop Flow Arts. I will have comment sheets at each event to see what people hope to learn at these events. I will create videos, pictures and a web page sharing stories, pictures, etc. of these projects. I will write a story of what I have learned after these projects are completed, and what I hope these projects to become in the future.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I had great feedback from most, there were a few things people said that I could have improved on, such as an indoor space if the weather was bad. Also, one person said that she wished I had LED hoops to practice Fire Hooping with. Those were the only tw

Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To present Hoop Dancing workshops along with guest artists in fire dancing and hoop flow arts in various locations.

Project Manager
First Name
Carlee
Last Name
Kuhn
Organization Name
Carlee Kuhn
State
MN
Phone
(218) 234-9161
Email
carleekuhn@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No