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.
Our Project has targeted to Asian American and Pacific Islander community, with more than 48 sub-ethnic groups. Asian American and Pacific Islanders face significant socioeconomic challenges (high poverty, high domestic violence, and growing juvenile delinquency rates). We have successfully hosted Pan Asian Arts Series, including: a) Hosting Festival/Asian Style at May 20th, 2012 at the Landmark Center; b) Systematically scheduled two outreach performances per month with partnering agencies throughout Asian senior/community gatherings; c) 2-day Pan Asian Dance Festival at the Concordia College; and d) Purchasing the tickets for the high quality, newly created Asian Dance Drama – YIYUSA at February, 2013 for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders. EVALUATION METHOD. We have successfully introduced diverse Asian dances to Minnesotans. Audiences were challenged with Matching Game, they have to match dance pictures with right description of ethnicities dances. Roughly about 84% audience match correctly. 2: 1) Attracted under-served Asian American and Pacific Islander audience to enjoy the theatrical experience with these proud cultural heritages through various shows; 2) Attracted mainstream audience who may have limited experience with Asian classic arts. EVALUATION PROCESS: Observing the audience composition during various Performances and Festivals hosted, with high percentage of Asian American and Pacific Islander and African American families to participate at the events; giving away 500 tickets to Southeast Asian refugees, with roughly 70% showing up rate; and through; and advisory committee evaluation meeting.
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