Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Winona
Houston
Fillmore
Olmsted
Wabasha
Mower
Goodhue
Dodge
Dakota
Hennepin
Blue Earth
Renville
Pipestone
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,500
Direct expenses
$87,500
Administration costs
$3,300
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.55
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The variety and number of Minnesota artists that are presented through festivals increases. The variety and number of folk and traditional arts and artists that are presented through festivals increases. The number of Minnesotans who experience the arts through festivals increases.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Due to the addition of an education day on Friday, which was attended by almost all of the third graders from the Winona area elementary schools, we had an increase in Minnesota Dakota artists who presented their artforms to the children. The 374 students were arranged around seven tipis with four stations at each tipi, three stations outside and one inside each tipi. The students moved from station to station around and into their assigned tipi. The program was evaluated using an evaluation form to third grade teachers and discussion by the Education Day Committee after the event. 2: Due to the addition of an education day on Friday, which was attended by almost all of the third graders from the Winona area elementary schools, we had an increase in Minnesota Dakota artists who presented their artforms to the children. The 374 students were arranged around seven tipis with four stations at each tipi, three stations outside and one inside each tipi. The students moved from station to station around and into their assigned tipi. The program was evaluated using an evaluation form to third grade teachers and discussion by the Education Day Committee after the event. All of the education day artists and education encampment were from Minnesota; most of them were Dakota and a few from other Minnesota tribes.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Debbie White, Bill McNeil, Kristin Herrick, Michael Bowler, John Borman, Bill Flesch, Bunny Wells, Brian Aldrich, Carol Davitt, Leonard Wabasha
Project Overview
Minnesota Festival Support
Project Details
Using the traditional form of the Wacipi (powwow), the Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance will sponsor The Gathering, September 14-16. The festival will feature visual artists, singers, dancers, and family activities to continue the reconciliation process betwe
Project Manager
First Name
Bernadette
Last Name
Mahfood
Organization Name
Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance
Street Address
PO Box 393
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987
Phone
(507) 429-5270
Email
hotflashdesigns@hotmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Patricia Canelake: Artist; Anastasia Faunce: Program director, University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education. Editor, Open to Interpretation series.; Lori Janey: Design engineer, Seagate Technology. Board chair, Minnesota Chinese Dance Theater. Fundraising and volunteer management, Wishes for the Sky.; Wendy LaRoque-Lundin: Native American fiber artist and educator.; David Machacek: Executive director, ArtOrg. Visual artist.; Fiona MacNeill: Academic Technologist for the Arts, Carleton College. New media/performance artist and curator.; Barbara Mollberg: Dean of Liberal Arts, Rochester Community and Technical College.; Mary Ann Okner: Performing artist and educator.; Sharon Stark: Executive secretary, Little Theatre of Owatonna. Administrative Assistant, Owatonna Arts Center.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No