ACHF Arts Access
Christi Furnas will learn a new medium and grow as a multi-disciplinary artist. Furnas will work with a mentor for the duration of the grant period. Artwork from two chapters will be completed. A full draft of the manuscript will be scripted. 2: Christi Furnas will engage a new audience. At the completion of two chapters, Furnas will have a reading and discussion of her work. Attendance at the presentation will be counted and a short survey of impressions and questions will be collected from attendees.
Furnas developed new skills as a graphic artist and implemented these skills in order to create art which met a new audience, expanding her career. The printed mini-comics are examples of the outcomes of the learned skills. They stand alone as stories. Furnas used her new skills in order to create the comics. 2: Ninety mini-comics were distributed. Eighty people participated in events. A new audience was introduced. More Minnesotans participated in the arts. Attendance was estimated at each event. After each presentation, surveys were distributed to participants. Questions included: Did you learn anything about mental illness? Do you feel that this project inspires conversation on mental health? Did you learn about the process of storytelling? Please leave additional comments. Distribution of the mini-comic also helps evaluate engagement of Minnesotans.
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