Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The goal is to present high quality theater that provides cultural enrichment, expands community audience, and engages participants and audience alike. While live theater is inherently an ephemeral experience, our goal is a memorable performance that lasts beyond the moment -- to inform audience viewpoints -- by bringing a new perspective to understanding immigrants, past and present. Measurable outcomes include audience's reaction to the play itself, including the level of engagement in the final sing-along; attendance by community members who have heretofore not been at Nordic Center events; and the quality of dialog created in a talk-back about the artistic experience and immigration.The methods for measuring how well this project of fulfills goals and achieves its desired outcomes will be to observe and assess direct audience response to the performance; to evaluate all reviews; to tally tickets sold and guest book names provided, and to monitor guests' subsequent participation in Nordic Center programs and measure that economic impact; to record and evaluate audience feedback about the play experience during an interactive talk-back conducted immediately after the performance; to conduct self-evaluations of artists and administrators participating in the project in order to assess the project's impact, both on themselves and the perceived impact on their audience.
Of the 130 audience members, about one third were familiar faces from other Nordic Center activities. So we expanded our audience. More people learned about the Nordic Center; more community members were moved by our message.
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