ACHF Arts Access
Build relationships with Somali immigrants by engaging them with dynamic, accessible, and culturally-relevant performing arts programming. We will track the number of participants and partners, evaluate their experience through conversations, video interviews and surveys, and use external performance measurements to assess impact. 2: We will engage a diverse audience, many of whom don’t have opportunities to engage with the arts, including art that reflects their own heritage. We will track audience numbers in the target population and survey their previous arts engagement experience and perception of availability of similar arts engagement opportunities in the community.
The Cedar built relationships with Somali immigrants by engaging them with dynamic, accessible, and culturally-relevant performing arts programming. Our Somali Community Liaison attends all of our events that present Somali artists or are focused on engaging Somali community members. She counts participants and has conversations with audience members before and after the show about their experience and monitors website and social media engagement. In FY 2016, an external evaluator and Research Fellow attended selected Arts Access events and surveyed and interviewed partners and participants to assess our achievements. 2: The Cedar engaged a diverse audience, many of whom don't have opportunities to engage with the arts, including art that reflects their own heritage. The main method for determining success is quantitative data. In FY16, the number of Somali audience members that attended Access events increased. We also increased our partnerships to co-host Midnimo and Somali community events in our neighborhood and state. This opened up our ability to serve broader segments of the Somali community while strengthening existing relationships. Cedar staff and partners contribute feedback and observations that ensure that we are reaching the target audience.
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