ACHF Arts Access
Deepen existing relationships and develop new relationships with organizations serving rural east central Minnesota youth. We will track the quantity of youth serving organizations contacted, quantity who became involved and were served. We will survey staff at participating organizations to assess satisfaction, identify issues, and gather suggestions for improvements. 2: Establish a new program to provide arts education programming for rural youth, by reducing financial barriers to participation in tours and workshops. We will track the quantity of youth-serving organizations contacted, and quantity of who became involved and were served. We will survey participants to assess satisfaction, identify issues, and gather suggestions for improvements.
Through the Rural Arts Program, we served a total of 1,231 rural youth, developed new relationships with over 20 youth-serving organizations, deepened existing relationships, and cultivated relationships with groups we hope to serve in the future. Rural Arts program also helped Franconia serve the rural community in more profound ways by encouraging families to attend other programming at Franconia and become more engaged in arts activities within the region. To assess achievement of this outcome, we tracked the quantity of organizations contacted, organizations who applied for the program, and organizations served. This assessment process also provided a way for us to identify underserved areas and groups that we would like to work with in the future. Please see the attached report for detailed results. 2: We successfully achieved the outcome of establishing a new program to provide arts education programming for rural youth by reducing financial barriers to participation in tours and workshops by establishing RAP that served 1,291 East Central Minnesota rural youth with fee-free guided tours, arts activities, and art-making workshops at Franconias 30-acre sculpture park. RAP provided rural youth deep engagement with art and artists, expanded notions of art, and exposed participants to the life of working artists in an unintimidating, high-touch setting. To assess this outcome and impact of the program, we conducted: 1) observational and participatory evaluation of youth served to assess progress towards identified learning objectives; 2) online surveys of group leaders to assess impact and uncover barriers to access for arts programming; and 3) in-depth online surveys of artists involved to assess their satisfaction with program administration. Please see the attached report.
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