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.
1) New relationships were indeed built, and existing ones strengthened, with Minnesotans 55 and older. 2) Seniors engaged in the activity provided extensive and ongoing feedback to conductor and administrators, both orally and in writing. Repertory, scheduling, rehearsal practices, dress, and all other aspects of the program were the subject of continuing conversation and review by the population served. 2: 1. Real and perceived barriers were toppled by creating an artistically ambitious chorus exclusively for senior adults. 2. Every singer recruited and retained is a barrier that no longer exists. The Chorale and MacPhail (our partner for this program) have employed our many networks to boost enrollment in the chorus and thus eliminate barriers.
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