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.
Fresh Voices provided a fifteen-day workshop for Latinos living in Crookston. Participants created digital media that was then presented to the public, engaging the local community in socially relevant dialogues about art, and cultural understanding. A total of ten exhibits, screenings and dialogues took place between September 3 and December 15, 2012, with 30 participating artists, 5,930 audience members, and 300 participating in discussion venues. Five professional artists led activities. Participants provided feedback through short written assessments and de-briefing sessions. Informal interviews were held with the artists to further evaluate instruction and implementation. Statistics were calculated on attendance and level of engagement. Evaluation is a constant part of our administrative and instructional process. 2: 100% targeted participation from local artists was achieved. Audience participation exceeded projection by 49%. Evaluation indicated 93 % were proud of their creations and will continue to produce in the future. 98% of the work created addressed cultural themes and/or community barriers encountered. Audience and participant tallies, amount of work created by participants, and detailed evaluation of works created, was used to determine content, quality and audience accessibility. Exit interviews and surveys also provided vital feedback.
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