Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access
1. To showcase our area with high quality arts. 2. Create economic benefits for visual artists in our region. 3. Foster the community of visual artists. 4. The visual artists will sell their work to Meander participants.A passport survey is filled out by participants to gather information about the quality and experience of the event. An artist survey is filled out after the event by the artists reporting on economic benefits and number or participants.
2013 Meander Economic Impacts: $90,874 Total reported Meander art sales to customers during the Meander weekend (40/45 surveys reported). 2012 reported $94,076 with 42 surveys returned. $2,271 Average reported art sales per artist. Increase of 1% from 2012. 76% Money raised to organize the Meander through sponsors and artists was spent on products or services (printing, paper, advertising, graphic design, staffing) in the five county area. Meander spent over $10,000 on advertising in 2013; 26% of the total budget. 70-1100 Reported total number of customers at individual studios for the entire weekend. 11 studios Average number of studios customers visited. 3 people per travel party (on average). 71% of customers said the quality of the art was excellent. 77% of customers said their overall experience was excellent. 53% did NOT attend last year. 79% plan to attend again next year. 20% maybe plan to attend next year. 43% came from within 5-county area. 25% came from greater Minnesota (outside 5-county area). 20% came from the metro area. 12% came from out of state. Average Expenditures per Customer. (373 reporting in 2013 vs. 387 in 2012). $112 on Meander Art ($98 in 2012). $41 on Food/Gas ($41 in 2012). $20 on Shopping, other than art ($14 in 2012). $16 on Lodging ($12 in 2012).
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