ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage
Our goal best supports the main goal of instilling the arts into the community and public life in our region. We would expect to attract community members who have limited access to the arts due to their life situation, socio-economic standing, lack of transportation, weekday schedules, etc. We feel that the combination of performance arts, access to healthy and affordable produce, and value-added nutrition education will create a destination that the public will seek out on Saturday mornings. Our evaluation focuses on the collection of information and feedback from attendees and will take a two pronged approach. First, weekly interviews / surveys completed on site during performances by the market manager and our EBT volunteers. This information will be collected weekly which will allow for real time feedback on each artist. Contact information of market consumers is also collected throughout the market season and an online survey will be conducted in October. In addition, attendance estimates will be recorded each week. Use of SNAP benefits will be correlated with attendance to provide knowledge regarding participation by the under-served.
Other,local or private
Performances in the Market.
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, director, teacher; Anna Johanssen: fiber artist, art teacher, Remick Gallery board, president of Windom Women’s Investment group, treasurer of Cottonwood County Animal Rescue, officer of Cotton Quilters; Kristen Kuipers: musician, private lesson and K-12 classroom music instructor, theater, writing, volunteer with Jackson Center for the Arts; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Michele Knife Sterner: theater actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Scott Wessels: theater actor, director, writing, media, communications, board member for Green Earth Players; Brett Lehman: musician, social worker, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Kathy Fransen: music, arts administration; Jeff Iverson: music, theater, education; Janet Olney: visual art, arts administration, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board; Teresa Peterson: writing; Don Sherman: visual art; John White: visual art, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board; Tom Wirt: visual art, arts administration.