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Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$735,320
A 2,500-square-foot exhibition, "We Are Hmong/Peb Yog Hmoob," timed for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Hmong migration to Minnesota, is planned to open on March 7, 2015 and will run through November 29, 2015.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$102,564
We Are Hmong Minnesota, a 2,500-square-foot exhibit, debuted March 7, 2015, timed for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Hmong migration to Minnesota. MNHS staff worked in partnership with the Hmong community to develop the exhibit. A traveling version of the exhibit for loan to libraries, schools, and community centers was also developed and is currently circulating. A companion exhibit at the James J. Hill House displayed a collection of Hmong textiles recently donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
The Hmong Oral History Project aims to document Hmong stories and perspectives and for these interviews to be used as a resource for the We Are Hmong exhibit. MNHS worked with Mitch Lee, director of St. Paul's Hmong Broadcasting Company (HBC), to interview 10 prominent Hmong individuals. The interviews were created in video format by HBC's film crew. The interviews will be featured on HBC and will also become part of the MNHS collection available online at the Voices of Minnesota website, collections.mnhs.org/voicesofmn/.
Statewide
Recipient
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,850
To write a literature review of the Hmong community in Minnesota.
Statewide
Recipient
Hmong American Farmers Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To document in 10 oral history interviews the history of Hmong farmers in Minnesota.
Ramsey
Recipient
Center for Hmong Studies
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

An interpretive exhibit, "Hmong History Through Textile", was created to show the relationship between Hmong history and the changing styles of traditional clothing and the "story cloth". Paj ntaub (flower cloth) is a form of textile artwork used to decorate women's skirts, men's collars and story cloths. The design of tradtional Hmong clothing identifies its wearer by familial, political, cultural and geographical connections.

Ramsey
Recipient
Hmong Cultural Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To install an exhibit on Hmong history in Minnesota.
Statewide
Recipient
Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire qualified consultants to develop and install an exhibit on Hmong folk culture in Minnesota.

Ramsey
Recipient
Hmong Cultural Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To assemble historic resources preparatory to fabrication and installation of an exhibit on the history of Hmong immigration in Minnesota
Ramsey
Recipient
Albra Thao AKA Fres Thao
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
A Hip Hop digital album, CD and vinyl record by an all Hmong American team for mass distribution at Hmong festivals and gatherings as well as through Hip Hop and community events.
Ramsey
Recipient
Kao Lee Thao
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,650
Debut twelve paintings depicting Hmong folktale heroines at the Runway Art Show. Host “Ask a Hmong Artist," an open community discussion about the pursuit of artistic careers.
Scott
Recipient
Valeng D. Cha
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
To define an ethnic voice in his songwriting (process) and record a music CD (product) that examines sociopolitical issues within the Hmong American community using both Hmong and English languages.
Ramsey
Recipient
Hmong Arts Connection
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,930
Hmong Arts Connection request funds to produce two issues of Paj Ntaub Voice, the premier literary Hmong magazine, and to launch our Hmong writers speaking and teaching series.
Ramsey
Recipient
Lazy Hmong Woman Productions
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,500
To make theater accessible to the non-English speaking Hmong community, we will mount the play "Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman"in Hmong and nurture the talents of nontraditional Hmong actors.
Ramsey
Recipient
In Progress
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,500
The Qhia Dab Neeg (storytelling) Film Festival is a celebration of Hmong storytelling that carries with it the intent of honoring the history, tradition, and culture of the Hmong through the art of film and video.
Ramsey
Recipient
Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,670

In a 3-day retreat, Hmong women and girls will write their stories, experience different writing and storytelling styles, create writing projects, and network with established Hmong women writers.

Ramsey
Recipient
Southeast Asian Community Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,860
Art Adventures is a summer arts initiative to engage and increase access to the arts for low-income, underprivileged Hmong youths through working with artists and visiting local arts organizations and events.
Hennepin
Recipient
Hmong Arts Connection
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
The Hmong Arts Connection (HArC) promotes and inspires artistic expressions of Hmong culture through storytelling, in partnership with L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School. Professional Hmong storytellers will connect with K-6 classrooms to perform and teach the art of Hmong storytelling.
Ramsey
Recipient
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent AKA CHAT
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,000
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent will hold the 9th Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the Western Sculpture Park in Saint Paul.
Ramsey
Recipient
Southeast Asian Community Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,750

Southeast Asian Community Council's Art Adventures engages and increases access to the rich art and cultural vibrancy of the Twin Cities for underprivileged Hmong youths through art classes taught by local Hmong artists and field trips to local art organizations.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minnesota Sunshine Dance
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for Longing for the Qeej, an original Hmong dance drama. Performances will be presented at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and other community celebrations between August 2011 and January 2012.
Ramsey
Recipient
Hmong Cultural Center
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
To support groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline.
Ramsey
Recipient
Hmong Arts Connection
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding to support the creation of a three- to five-year resource development plan and to conduct the related staff training necessary to execute the plan.
Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To promote the preservation of agricultural history, education and diversity at the Ramsey County Fair by showcasing traditional Hmong dances, square dancers, a fife and drum corp, and Agricadabra, a show which featurs agricultural facts and magic.

Ramsey
Recipient
Asian Media Access (AMA)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A total of 19 interviews of Asian American-Pacific Islander immigrants were conducted in English and selected Asian Languages. The project successfully  captured information about their immigration history, settling  experience and their memories in relationships to historical events in North Minneapolis. Eight of the interviews were recorded with a digital video camcorder then the interviews were transcribed by language specialists, then translated into English.

The summary, transcripts and video recording will be preserved and made broadly accessible through:

Hennepin
Recipient
Cha Neng Vang
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,250
Artist Assistance
Winona
Recipient
City of Winona Community Services
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,977

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Winona
Recipient
Minnesota Humanities Center
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,000

The Minnesota State Legislature asked the Minnesota Humanities Center to award arts and cultural heritage grants to the American Indian, immigrant, Hmong, and Somali communities through the competitive grant process. A small portion of the appropriation was reserved by the Humanities Center for direct expenses related to administering the grant.

Statewide
Recipient
Khou Lor
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$548

Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Lyon
Recipient
Kao K. Yang
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Ramsey
Recipient
Frank A. Bures AKA Frank Bures
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Hennepin
Recipient
Lorissa C. Gottschalk O'Brien AKA Lorissa Gottschalk
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Hennepin
Recipient
Sophia E. Kim
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Hennepin
Recipient
Project FINE
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,775
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Winona
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$141,404
MNHS is developing new curricula, programs, and resources to engage students in learning about Minnesota history. In FY16 a full review of online resources for the K-12 audience will be completed and an action plan put in place to update content and the design of online curriculum offered to K-12 teachers and students. In addition, staff are working with the Oliver Kelley Farm to create new curricula and programs on agriculture, history, and STEM for K-12 teachers and students. Two new programs will be developed and piloted at the Oliver Kelley Farm in FY16.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,603
Increasing the public's online access to the MNHS permanent collections remains a top priority for the Collections Department. Since the beginning of FY16 (July 1, 2015), over 1,000 artifacts have been digitally photographed and cataloged. (About a third of the artifacts have been published to our online catalog.) This included American Indian material culture (338 items) as well as recent acquisitions and artifacts associated with the Minnesota State Fair (200 items) and popular music in Minnesota (345 items).
Statewide
Recipient
See Her
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$668
Individual Artist
Winona
Recipient
Neng Vang
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70
Individual Artist
Winona
Recipient
Heidi K. Czerwiec AKA Heidi Czerwiec
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,810

Artist Initiative

Hennepin
Recipient
Carolyn L. Holbrook
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Ramsey