Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access
1. To encourage and provide an annual community event that offers a variety of music genres and art in an outdoor setting. 2. To expose festival attendees to new music, singer/songwriters and style of music which they have been unable to hear locally while giving artists an opportunity to share, display and showcase their materials. 3. To gather friends, family and neighbors in a multigenerational setting that celebrates the beauty of the city of Jackson and the multicultural heritage that brings them together. 4. To maintain financial stability and to continue to allow festival goers free admission to the event. 5. To promote Jackson as a destination for an enjoyable and well managed annual festival.We look for a variety of criteria in evaluating. First and foremost is public input. All of the participating artists are also encouraged to provide us with feedback. A second criterion is the size and demographics of the audience. A third is how the event turned out financially. We continually seek feedback from all attendees throughout the weekend and in the days following the event. Much of the feedback is one on one between committee members and people they see around the community. Local business people and the sponsoring businesses are also asked what they have heard from their customers. We have also found that it has been easier to maintain previous sponsors if they sense they have input in the event. In addition, we monitor and respond to all comments and concerns on our face book page, or in emails.
The festival this year was the most energetic and diverse to date. New organizational skills, advertising formats and public relation skills were used and evaluated along with the addition of the Siouxland Renaissance Association. Rhythm of the River work
Other, local or private