Cultural Identity Microgrant Awardees
November 2019 – May 2020
Total Awardees: 10
Total Awarded: $50,000
Total Cities: 6
Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen - $5,000
The author will write a food memoir book about her complicated relationship with Vietnamese food and how cultivating that relationship over time influenced her desire to learn about her Vietnamese culture and family history.
Artists Collective for Community Collaboration - $5,000
Artists Collective for Community Collaboration will create two art-building workshops for indigenous youth and their families, focusing on the lives and stories of missing or murdered indigenous women (MMIW) in Minnesota.
Bee Yang - $5,000
Bee will compose and record traditional Hmong song poetry.
Chaz Wagner - $5,000
Chaz will develop an Ojibwe Podcast that includes oral interviews with local elders, community experts, activists, and Anishinaabe peoples of Minnesota.
Dakota Wicohan - $5,000
This program will provide a fun, supportive and engaging opportunity for Dakota youth to learn the Dakota language and culture through weekly activity nights and video making.
Maggie Lorenz/Wakinyan Luta Oyanke Drum and Dance Society - $5,000
Guest speakers will provide cultural teachings pertaining to the drum, the songs, the dances, and powwow protocols.
Oyate Hotanin - $5,000
This project will support 3 short term projects led by artists in their coalition: The January Buffalo Show, RedTalk Symposium, and Live At the Buffalo Show CD Audio Mastering and short run printing.
Penumbra - $5,000
Supporting inclusion of East African voices and stories, Weathering, a new play in-progress written by Harrison David Rivers and directed by Talvin Wilks, explores the histories and health outcomes for mothers of color in America.