ACHF Arts Access
This project seeks to provide a unique historic venue for local musicians who wish to build a greater community appreciation for live acoustic music and to make connections with our underserved population who may have little or no experience with the historical museum or with live music. Attendees will indicate a new appreciation and appetite for acoustic music. Attendees will indicate a positive response to the musical. People new to the museum will attend the concerts and come back to the museum at a later date to tour, volunteer, or become members. Artists will provide positive feedback on their participation with feelings of connection with the audiences and venue. This series will encourage more use of the Dinehart House for other musical events and projects by outside organizations. This series will offer guidance for the Dinehart House strategic planning process. A survey tool will be distributed to attendees and artists, and an incentive given for their return at the end of the concerts. Results will be tallied and included in the final report. New members of the historical society will be tracked for a year to see if the concerts increased our membership. Musical programs at the Dinehart House will be tracked for a year to check increases. New patronage at the museum will be tracked for a year to see how many have attended the concerts.
A smaller percentage of attendees completed the surveys than last year. Head counts for all four concerts combined totaled 323. Through this survey process we learned that only nineteen attend concerts like this often and thirty nine attend seldom or never. Respondents also said that most of the acoustic music they have attended were either in Marshall or Worthington, as regional centers. This points to the continued need for these types of events in our area. The survey revealed that more attendees this year are familiar with the Dinehart House, with more responding they have visited the Dinehart House than have not. Well over half of the respondents were new to the Music Series this year with 63 versus 48 return attendees. Of the 126 respondents 101 said they planned to visit the Dinehart House Museum in the near future. During the Murray County Fair this year, visitation to the Museum and Dinehart House was up 20%. By far the most popular part of this series is the fact that people can see quality performers. 93 respondents.
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