Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Our goal with this film presentation is dual: first, we want to present outstanding programming in two media, film and music. We want to show off the dazzling quality of the Felgemaker organ housed in the Music Center, and present one of the world’s premier organists, in a multimedia performance which will expose many new audience members to this fine instrument—people who would likely never come to an organ concert. Next, we want to begin collaborations with other media and other presenting organizations, and this venture into film and music will open new opportunities for this intention. Measurable outcomes include new audiences and new programming. We plan to distribute a questionnaire to audience members to determine whether they have come to Sacred Heart before, if they have heard original organ music before, and if they enjoyed the experience. We also plan to offer a discussion-and-snacks reception after the film, so that we can learn how audiences related to both the film and the music, and so audience members can learn about film history (this will be hosted by a film-studies scholar such as Richard Hansen, who directs the Duluth Superior Film Festival). These two methods of feedback-- written, and through direct conversation-- should give us an idea of the effectiveness of this new type of programming.
Other, local or private