Art Project Grant
ACHF Cultural Heritage
1. To showcase culturally diverse artists representative of the population of the city of Worthington and Nobles County. 2. To provide educational opportunity through performances, artisan and ethnic booths, ethnic food and children's activities about the various cultures represented at the International Festival. 3. To expose the attendees to the music, dance and spoken/written tradition of a variety of cultures and to allow the individual attendees to see the similarities and differences in the arts presented to those of their own culture.Our outcome evaluation plan is to have 500 paper evaluation forms available for use on Friday and Saturday at the festival (250 each day). We will promote our web site evaluation during the festival. The web evaluation is only available during the festival and for a week post festival to discourage frivolous" evaluations. It is difficult to gauge the extent of the impact our event has on the appreciation of the arts through a purely paper and pencil instrument. However, we will attempt to design questions that will get at this information. The instrument will ask the respondents to evaluate each of the performers/entertainment on a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (outstanding). We will also ask how many performances were attended in an effort to get a better idea of unique attendees. Questions will also be designed to discover if the participants have learned anything new about the arts of culture other than their own, if they have engaged in a conversation with another individual at the festival who is from an ethnic group other than their own, and if they believe the festival is a valuable tool to promote diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions as well as intercultural awareness and understanding and respect."
The impact is that more people learned about their own and other cultures. We added new ethnic/cultural groups to this year’s festival and a return of cultures showcased in the past and had more ethnic booths. We showcase our diverse population in a posit
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