ACHF Arts Access
The project will deliver 30-minute concerts to 750 or more seniors underserved by the arts who live in residential care centers in ten cities. The project is about building relationships so the evaluation results should indicate a 50-50 mix of new venues and return venues, with post-concert feedback indicating satisfying results and strong commitment to future arts programming. 2: The project will reach seniors in care centers who do not participate in the arts, including those with memory loss and confining physical conditions. After defining and implementing outreach, staff at the care centers will report success getting high levels of participation from residents confined to wheelchairs, from memory loss areas, and others who do not normally attend events.
The project achieved its outcome of delivering 30-minute concerts to at least 750 seniors living in care facilities in ten cities. In fact, the project visited more than ten cities and exceeded minimum audience numbers by 141, reaching 891 seniors in St. Paul, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, St. Anthony, St. Louis Park, Lake City, Rochester, Winona, Zumbrota, and others. Because of scheduling challenges, concerts did not take place in some southwestern Minnesota cities as originally planned but suitable alternative sites were identified and served. As planned, the mix of new and old venues was roughly 50-50. Post-project feedback was very positive. Visits to southwestern cities were merely delayed, not canceled. 2: An important outcome was to serve seniors facing memory loss and other age-related disabilities. We estimate that 98% of our audience members fell into this category, and so this outcome was achieved very well. The estimates of audience makeup came directly from the staff of the care facilities served and so it is highly reliable.
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