Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access
Our goal is to have six well attended concerts in each of the next two summers that are enjoyed by both the audience and musicians. Our goal is to attract audience members from all income groups and all ages. Our goal is to utilize and feature area talent. Our goal is to allow non-profit fundraisers who sell food during the concerts to make money.We will keep track of how many people attend each concert. We will ask the musicians to fill out a survey about their experience. And the committee members will circulate among the audience to get their comments and reactions. We will determine whether fund-raisers did indeed raise money to cover more than their costs.
We met our goals of about 125 per concert the first year and exceeded the goals in 2014 as more people knew about Music in the Park. Our attendance was down a bit on Sundays that were cold, windy and/or threatening rain. In our evaluation survey we asked the audience their opinion of the groups; they gave high praise to all groups in quality of performance. In the 2013 evaluation, six survey answers asked for more Broadway show tunes for the following year, and we passed that information along to the performers. They complied beautifully, with the New London/Spicer Community Band playing nearly all Broadway pieces to the delight of the audience. The food vendors all made money. Having the food vendors provided the audience the opportunity to hear about somewhat new groups, such as the Link.
Other, local or private