Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Education
The goals of this project are: to introduce, instruct and inspire the literature genre of personal story telling, to increase Big Stone Arts Council and workshop awareness and participation and to build on the workshop experience of last year. This half day lecture/discussion and one and a half day workshop supports Big Stone Arts Council's mission to develop and promote the arts in Big Stone Lake area by providing our rural residents with an exceptional arts learning experience that they would not have access to otherwise in this region.A written participant survey will ask for feedback on whether the participant is receiving valuable information, tools and experience in the art of storytelling. A felt quilt board will allow participants to express their level of understanding as they answer particular questions through color patches that vary in color intensity as the day and workshop proceeds, allowing us to gauge success of the teacher and teachings/activities during the experience, rather than waiting for the end survey. In this way the participant will have an active effect on their experience as we encourage discussion of the quilt. Oral feedback will also be encouraged during breaks, etc. A guest book registration will reflect visitor numbers and contact info for after care. Building success will be measured by returning guests, both from last year and after Friday night's free event. We will also ask what topics they would like to further explore in the arts.
This event for us was defined as a high profile regional identity event. It is events such as this one that will attract people to our community who have never been here before. Three of the people who attended the writer's workshop expressed an interest
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