ACHF Arts Access
As in years past, the main goal of Central Park Market is to host an event where area residents come to experience local offerings ranging from food, crafts, art and talent. In regards to the musical aspect of the Market, the committee wants residents to not only become aware of the local talent that exists in Southwest Minnesota, but to grow in their appreciation of that talent. A measurable goal for the Market will continue to be to determine if the participant was familiar with the musical talent prior to their visit to the Market and for that participant to also indicate if they are familiar with the type of music that they experienced during the market season. If the musical talent or type of music is something new to the participant, they will be asked, via a survey, what their impressions are of this music. As a way to continually determine what draws people to Central Park Market and to assess their thoughts and feelings regarding musical performances at the Market, the Market committee will distribute the attached survey to participants during market hours. This year, the survey will be made available during and after the market season. The Market committee will also post a link on our Facebook page to a survey link on Survey Monkey that they can continue to submit throughout the market season. The committee hopes that by allowing an online option for the survey, there will be a greater number of responses, including more suggestions on who the Market committee should contact for musical performances in the future.
At the end of the Market season, the committee created an on-line survey on "Survey Monkey" to help determine how frequently residents attended the market during the season, how important music at the market was to their experience, what their exposure was to this music and what type of music they would like to see in the future. The survey showed that most attendees at the Market were frequent visitors to the Market; overwhelmingly, music at the Market was very important to their market experience; most were aware of the local musical talent performed; attendees enjoyed the mix of musicians; knowledge of local musical talent was somewhat increased; and a desire for fast, "up beat" musicians.
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