Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access
1) To expose festival attendees to new music, singer/songwriters and styles of music which they have been unable to hear locally and (hopefully) cultivate an interest and appreciation in different types/forms of music. 2) Continue to increase the numbers of friends, families and visitors who attend this open, multi-generational festival which celebrates art and the natural beauty of the outdoors along the Des Moines River. 3) Increase financial stability which will allow the continuation of free admission to the event as well as future growth of the event. 4) The satisfaction of the performers/artists with the event and do they consider it to be a worthwhile use of their time and artistic ability.1) The first part of this goal will be determined by the final line-up of performers at the time of the event when all of the featured artists and smaller set performers have been hired. The second part of the goal will be evaluated both by input and comments from the public before and after the event, and also by a random survey conducted of the attendees during the event. 2) This goal will be evaluated by an attendee count using wrist bands each night of the event as they enter the main performance area. For those who choose not to enter the main area, but sit around the park, a non-scientific head count will be done periodically by the committee. 3) Much of the financial stability of the event is determined by the final numbers of the balance sheet at the end of the event. A survey of the major sponsors will also be done at some point after the event to gain feedback regarding this year's festival, and requesting their input as we look forward to future years. 4) After each performer is done, a committee member usually talks to them about their performance and settles up with payment. This year they will also be given a survey to fill out at their leisure and mail back to the committee.
1) Our lineup was varied in style and consisted of two larger name performers. Comments from surveys showed we have many returnees to the event and that the styles of music are appreciated. 2) While we did have many new attendees to the event, our overall numbers are still decreasing so this goal was not achieved. 3) We are seeing a downward trend in the financial support for our fundraisers and some of our sponsorship. This trend along with goal number 2 need to be addressed in the future. 4) Discussions with the artists during the event have been very positive and encouraging.
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