Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The goal of the exhibit is to involve approximately 20 Minnesota artists in a multimedia exhibition that depicts the emotions of those who have lost loved ones and friends to suicide. Specific outcomes related to the project's reach in the community include: - a series of interviews on the local radio station; - a series of articles in the local newspaper; - at least two classroom visits to the exhibit; - co-programming with social service agencies. The project will be a success if it educates and engages the general public on the subject of suicide -- an issue that many view as taboo -- and involves a wide variety of experienced and emerging artists in the creation of new work.Progress toward project goals and outcomes will be regularly assessed throughout the planning and implementation phases. The exhibit will include several interactive features, including the oral and written collection of audience responses to the work. This feedback will help us gauge our success in reaching our goals of education and engagement. To address our quantitative goals, we will keep records of attendance at the exhibition opening and throughout the month, visits by classrooms or other groups, publicity and press related to the exhibit (newspaper, radio, etc.), and the number of artists involved.
The goal of the exhibit was to involve approximately 20 Minnesota artists in a multimedia exhibition that depicted the emotions of those who have lost loved ones and friends to suicide. The project involved 45 artists. Over 700 people attended the opening reception, with an above-average daily attendance for the entire month of the exhibit. Feedback was collected through comment boards and personal contact. Additional outcomes achieved: - a series of interviews were broadcast on the local radio station Northern Community Radio related to suicide and mental health in the month preceding the exhibit opening. - three classes toured the exhibit for a field trip (additional students attended outside of class time). - organizations held events or programs in the gallery during the exhibit including: Northeast Chapter of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Grand Rapids Area National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Northern Lights Community School.
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