ACHF Arts Access
Arts organizations build relationships with members of, or organizations that serve, groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization. Real or perceived barriers to participation are identified and addressed. More Minnesotans are able to participate in the arts.
We were able to forge and develop new relationships. Because the grant specifically allowed us to financially assist and introduce new students to James Sewell Ballet's arts programming, this first outcome allowed us to extend and introduce our work to new populations of underserved students rather than those who simply had the means to participate. Our Arts Access program served students from classrooms as well as dance students from underserved communities in greater Minnesota, The most rewarding measurement tool of our success was to witness the actual enthusiasm of the kids in the program, Of course, through a more traditional means of evaluation, the follow-up and feedback with teachers and dance instructors informed us we that we benefited and reached an appreciative audience. 2: We know we were able to eliminate financial and geographic barriers to broadly include new students and dancers in our programming, achieving both quantitative and qualitative results with the populations we were able to reach; we are always cognizant of accessibility issues in delivering our work. We are known for being an easily transportable and nimble company that has served more than 50 communities throughout the state. The issue is, we have too few artists, human and financial resources to be able to travel to our prospective constituents or bring them to us. Looking alone at the number of counties we were able to serve during the grant period gives us confidence that barriers for participation were eliminated, and the Access grant allowed us to achieve the results we proposed in our application.
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