Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access
The goals in general will be an increased awareness of art availability and activity in the McLeod area, increase the financial support received by local businesses by making them aware of the impact of art on a town, to increase the general public's understanding of the economic impact and importance of art in a community, and encourage residents to return to Hutchinson Center for the Arts and participate and support our programs and classes. We also hope to broaden the depth of knowledge and invigorate creativity of local artists by exposing them to artwork in a variety of mediums from artists outside our community. The larger community will become more aware of the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and all that it does to promote the arts in the area. We hope to make the general public more accepting of public arts installations in the future.The outcome evaluation plan will include tracking the number of participating artists and number of guests signed in at each event. We will compare attendance numbers to previous Artist of Minnesota show numbers to chart growth. We will compare the number of entries in the juried show to past show numbers. Attendees will be asked to complete a survey at eh conclusion of the conference to evaluate the speakers and leave both positive and constructive criticism on all aspects of the weekend. Hutchinson Center for the Arts Board members will be in attendance at all events to interact with attendees to gather feedback. A debriefing meeting will be held with pertinent partners, including members of the chamber of commerce, sponsors and Public Arts Commissioners, following the conference to evaluate the success and make notes for improvement for the next event.
This project definitely helped establish the Hutchinson Center for the Arts as a leading advocate for the arts in the community while introducing art to our citizens. The general public was introduced to artists and their works from around the state that
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