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Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County AKA HCS
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2013
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our audience will grow and be more diverse. Short, rapid interviews will be conducted by a team of evaluators. 2: Ten percent more Minnesotans will attend than in 2011. Short, rapid interviews will be conducted by a team of evaluators.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Pangea is planned and executed by a number of community partners who are dedicated to putting it on each year. We will always need financial support if we are going to keep it free for all. 2: This year, we had a college World Music percussion class perform the music and dance of a specific tribe in Africa. None of the performers were of African descent. We are still discussing the pros and cons of that. We also had a wonderful West African singing group that we loved last year come this year and sing all evangelical Christian music! The Sudanese performers did not show up, but a Filipino duo substituted.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gloria Lee, John Dobemeier, Gail Blair, Jade Rosenfeldt, Mark Altenburg, Les Bakke, Jon Evert, Vijay Gaba, Gene Prim, Jim Saueressig, Jen Tjaden, Duane Walker, Dale White
Project Overview
Project Details
Pangea is a free, one-day festival celebrating the rich cultural diversity in the Moorhead and Fargo communities. The event provides a showcase for music, dance, storytelling, and crafts, from of a wide variety of countries.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County AKA HCS
Street Address
202 1st Ave N PO Box 157
Zip Code
(218) 299-5511x 6732
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: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. 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
Eileen Banks: Past board member, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Social Worker, Hennepin County; Stephanie Busiahn: Executive Director, Fairmont Convention and Visitors Bureau; Kelly Finnerty: Deputy Director of Programs, The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis; Faith Krogstad: Community organizer, Hamline Midway Coalition, St. Paul; festival and events coordinator; Leif Larsen: Producer, music events for MPR; advertising executive; Barbara Mollberg: Dean of Academic Affairs, Rochester Community and Technical College; Paul Robinson: Company Manager, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minneapolis; Margaret Vosburgh: Manager, Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington
Conflict of Interest Disclosed