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.
The primary outcome we achieved with this grant was that we toured a total of 20 different performances (five of each of the last four productions we toured) to 20 different organizations that serve audiences who have been traditionally underserved by the arts, and have never before seen a Ten Thousand Things production. We performed for a total of 1,472 Minnesotans through this project - just slightly under the range of 1,500 to 2,000 we projected in our application. We performed for a wide range of audience members, in terms of age (14 - 92); race (1/3 of the audience members were people of color); geographic location (greater Minnesota, urban Minneapolis, Twin Cities' suburbs). All the venues self-identified as having a dearth--or total absence of--arts and cultural opportunities, and thus relished the chance to have award-winning, professional theater brought to their front door. Ten Thousand Things Theater staff and staff at the sites worked together to evaluate process and impact on audiences.