ACHF Arts Access
Intermedia Arts will eliminate cost, transportation, content-comprehension, and information-access barriers in order to increase access for underserved communities. Intermedia Arts will track the utilization of the access initiatives by members of the target communities and survey participants to determine the extent to which the initiatives reduced barriers and to measure the efficacy of these strategies. 2: Intermedia Arts will serve more members of underserved communities by deepening relationships with six community organizations. Intermedia Arts will track the growth in participation by members of the partner organizations and an outside evaluator will survey the staff of the organizations in order to assess their opinions of the efficacy of the relationship-deepening efforts.
Barriers to access, including transportation and lack of communication, were eliminated and allowed 650 more youth and 85 more adults to be engaged in participatory art activities. Youth and adult mentors that attended Catalyst bus tours were given surveys to determine how they heard about the opportunities and how the provided busing helped in their decision to attend. Adult mentors from partnering organizations were interviewed about how the provided access resources helped their youth become engaged with Intermedia Arts. Surveys were distributed at public events like Family Art Days to determine how the attendees became aware of the event and what they thought of the experiences. Demographic information was collected about participants in art activities to ensure that the targeted communities were being served. 2: Intermedia Arts built deeper relationships with eight community organizations and offered art experiences to 735 more members of traditionally underserved communities. Intermedia Arts' staff visited partner sites to evaluate the impact of outreach and determine with their staff best practices for deepening the relationship. Regular reflection meetings were held to get input on engagement tactics and how best to leverage resources to strengthen the partnership. Surveys were distributed to partner sites that participated in tours and workshops to get feedback on their experience. Data from these methods was used to improve strategies for outreach and engagement. Whenever possible, Youth Leaders from Intermedia Arts and the partner organizations engaged together in planning and reflection.
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